AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 116 Elliptical and Spiral Galaxies
Poster, Thursday, January 8, 2004, 9:20am-4:00pm, Grand Hall

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[116.13] H\alpha and Far-infrared Correlation in Early-type Spirals

S. Hameed (Smith College/Umass-Amherst), N. Devereux (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

We have been studying massive star formation properties of early-type spirals for the past few years. The presence of massive stars can be traced via both H\alpha and far-infrared (FIR) emission. The origin of FIR emission in early-type spirals, however, has been debated extensively in the published literature. Taking advantage of one of the most comprehensive H\alpha imaging surveys of nearby early-type spirals, we present here a comparison of H\alpha and FIR luminosities for a sample of 51 Sa-Sab galaxies and discuss our findings.

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