Star formation in the most luminous liners

M. Povio, I. Marquez, J. Masegosa, H. Netzer

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Estimates of the star formation rates (SFRs) in local LINERs, based on different methods, can differ by large factors. This may be attributed to the confusion between active galactic nuclei (AGN) and star formation contribution from the host galaxy. We propose to obtain high spatial resolution, long slit spectra for a sample of local type-I and type-Il LINERS at 0.04< z <0.11. They will allow to distinguish between the AGN and starburst emission and to estimate the specific SFR (sSFR) by using the D4000 method. These observations will be used together with infra-red data (1) to determine the location of luminous local LINERS fl the SFR vs. stellar mass diagram, (2) to compare them with local high ionisation AGN, and (3) to estimate the reliability of sSFR estimators based on UV, optical and IR indicators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XVII National Conference of Astronomers of Serbia
EditorsSlobodan Ninkovic, Stevo Segan
PublisherAstronomical Observatory
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788680019802
StatePublished - 2014
Event17th National Conference of Astronomers of Serbia - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 23 Sep 201427 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the XVII National Conference of Astronomers of Serbia


Conference17th National Conference of Astronomers of Serbia

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