ULTRAVIOLET THROUGH FAR-INFRARED SPATIALLY RESOLVED ANALYSIS OF THE RECENT STAR FORMATION IN M81 (NGC 3031)

@article{PrezGonzlez2006ULTRAVIOLETTF,
  title={ULTRAVIOLET THROUGH FAR-INFRARED SPATIALLY RESOLVED ANALYSIS OF THE RECENT STAR FORMATION IN M81 (NGC 3031)},
  author={Pablo G. P{\'e}rez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Robert C. Kennicutt and Karl D. Gordon and Karl Anthony Misselt and Armando Gil de Paz and Charles William Engelbracht and George H. Rieke and George J Bendo and Luciana Bianchi and Samuel Boissier and Daniela Calzetti and Daniel A. Dale and Bruce T. Draine and Thomas H. Jarrett and David J. Hollenbach and Moire K. M. Prescott The University of Arizona and Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and Imperial College and Johns Hopkins University and Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille and Space Telescope Science Institute and University of Wyoming and Princeton University Observatory and Spitzer Science Center and Nasa Ames Research Center},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={648},
  pages={987-1006}
}
The recent star formation (SF) in the early-type spiral galaxy M81 is characterized using imaging observations from the far-ultraviolet to the far-infrared. We compare these data with models of the stellar, gas, and dust emission for subgalactic regions. Our results suggest the existence of a diffuse dust emission not directly linked to the recent star formation. We find a radial decrease of the dust temperature and dust mass density, and in the attenuation of the stellar light. The IR emission… 
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