Variation of the nebular dust attenuation curve with the properties of local star-forming galaxies

@article{Rezaee2021VariationOT,
  title={Variation of the nebular dust attenuation curve with the properties of local star-forming galaxies},
  author={S. Rezaee and Naveen A. Reddy and Irene Shivaei and Tara Fetherolf and Najmeh Emami and A A Khostovan},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2021}
}
We use a sample of 78 340 star-forming galaxies at z ≃ 0.04–0.1 from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data release (DR8) survey to calculate the average nebular dust attenuation curve and its variation with the physical properties of galaxies. Using the first four low-order Balmer emission lines (H α, H β, H γ, and H δ) detected in the composite spectrum of all galaxies in the sample, we derive a nebular attenuation curve in the range of 0.41 to $0.66\, \mu$m that has a similar shape and… Expand

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