The star formation histories of galaxies in the sloan digital sky survey

  title={The star formation histories of galaxies in the sloan digital sky survey},
  author={Ben Panter and Raul Jimenez and A. F. Heavens and St{\'e}phane Charlot},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present the results of a MOPED analysis of ∼3 × 10 5 galaxy spectra from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 3 (SDSS DR3), with a number of improvements in data, modelling and analysis compared with our previous analysis of DR1. The improvements include: modelling the galaxies with theoretical models at a higher spectral resolution of 3 A, better calibrated data, an extended list of excluded emission lines and a wider range of dust models. We present new estimates of the cosmic star… 

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