Star formation and the interstellar medium in low surface brightness galaxies - I. Oxygen abundances and abundance gradients in low surface brightness disk galaxies

WJG de Blok*, JM van der Hulst

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We present measurements of the oxygen abundances in 64 HII regions in 12 LSB galaxies. We find that oxygen abundances are low. No regions with solar abundance have been found, and most have oxygen abundances similar to 0.5 to 0.1 solar. The oxygen abundance appears to be constant as a function of radius, supporting the picture of quiescently and sporadically evolving LSB galaxies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-430
Number of pages10
JournalAstronomy & astrophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul-1998


  • galaxies : ISM
  • galaxies : abundances
  • galaxies : evolution
  • ISM : abundances
  • galaxies : spiral

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