The connection between galaxy environment and the luminosity function slopes of star-forming regions

  title={The connection between galaxy environment and the luminosity function slopes of star-forming regions},
  author={David O. Cook and Daniel A. Dale and Janice C. Lee and David A. Thilker and Daniela Calzetti and Robert C. Kennicutt},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present the first study of GALEX far-ultraviolet (FUV) luminosity functions of individual star-forming regions within a sample of 258 nearby galaxies spanning a large range in total stellar mass and star formation properties. We identify ∼65 000 star-forming regions (i.e. FUV sources), measure each galaxy's luminosity function, and characterize the relationships between the luminosity function slope (α) and several global galaxy properties. A final sample of 82 galaxies with reliable… 
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