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Studying the interstellar medium of HII/BCD galaxies using IFU spectroscopy

P. Lagos, P. Papaderos

Abstract
We review the results from our studies, and previous published work, on the spatially resolved physical properties of a sample of HII/BCD galaxies, as obtained mainly from integral-field unit spectroscopy with Gemini/GMOS and VLT/VIMOS. We confirm that, within observational uncertainties, our sample galaxies show nearly spatially constant chemical abundances, similar to other low-mass starburst galaxies. They also show HeII λ4686 emission with properties being suggestive of a mix of excitation sources, with Wolf-Rayet stars being excluded as the primary one. Finally, in this contribution we include a list of all HII/BCD galaxies studied thus far with integral-field unit spectroscopy.

Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2013, Page 631943_1
2013 December

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Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
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