Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph Spectroscopy of the Prototypical Starburst Galaxy NGC 7714The Astrophysical Journal (2004)
We present observations of the starburst galaxy NGC 7714 with the Infrared Spectrograph on board the Spitzer Space Telescope. The spectra yield a wealth of ionic and molecular features that allow a detailed characterization of its properties. NGC 7714 has an H II region-like spectrum with strong polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emission features. We find no evidence for an obscured active galactic nucleus, and with [Ne ]/[Ne ] ≈ 0.73, NGC 7714 lies near the upper end of normal-metallicity starburst galaxies. With very little silicate absorption and a temperature of the hottest dust component of 340 K, NGC 7714 is the perfect template for a young, unobscured starburst.
Publication DateSeptember, 2004
Citation InformationB. R. Brandl, D. Devost, Sarah J.U. Higdon, V. Charmandaris, et al.. "Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph Spectroscopy of the Prototypical Starburst Galaxy NGC 7714" The Astrophysical Journal Vol. 154 Iss. 1 (2004) p. 188 - 192
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