AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 34. ISM: Dust and Molecular Clouds
Oral, Monday, January 6, 2003, 2:00-3:30pm, 602-604

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[34.04] Mounting Evidence for the Importance of Brackett Gamma as a Tracer of Star Formation and a Measure of Extinction

L. V. Jones (University of Arizona), T. Pannuti (MIT), C. R. Byrnes, C. M. Eckerle, J. R. Kachel (Denison University)

We present results of several individual studies of nearby galaxies, which include Brackett Gamma data. Contrasting these with previous studies that did not include Brackett Gamma, we highlight the new information we have gained from these data. Specifically, extinction maps look slightly different, making for different extinction corrections, resulting in different metallicity maps, different locations for supernova remnants, etc.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: ljones@as.arizona.edu

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