Two-dimensional spectroscopy of late-type spirals

Katia Ganda*, Reynier F. Peletier, Jesús Falcón-Barroso, Richard M. McDermid

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We present line-strength maps of a sample of 18 late-type spirals. The data have been taken using SAURON at the WHT. Apart from the maps, we present the central line indices, and estimate the star formation time-scale. In an exponentially declining SFR scenario, we find a trend between the time-scale and the velocity dispersion: more massive galaxies show shorter burst durations. This result is in agreement with the analysis of H emission in galaxies. A detailed study on these data will be published by Ganda et al. (2007).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-512
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS241
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Galaxies: evolution
  • Galaxies: individual (NGC772)
  • Galaxies: spiral


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