Relative merits of different types of rest-frame optical observations to constrain galaxy physical parameters

@article{Pacifici2012RelativeMO,
  title={Relative merits of different types of rest-frame optical observations to constrain galaxy physical parameters},
  author={Camilla Pacifici and St{\'e}phane Charlot and J{\'e}r{\'e}my Blaizot and Jarle Brinchmann},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={421},
  pages={2002-2024}
}
We present a new approach to constrain galaxy physical parameters from the combined interpretation of stellar and nebular emission in wide ranges of observations. This approach relies on the Bayesian analysis of any type of galaxy spectral energy distribution using a comprehensive library of synthetic spectra assembled using state-of-the-art models of star formation and chemical enrichment histories, stellar population synthesis, nebular emission and attenuation by dust. We focus on the… 
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