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Proposal Information for 2010A-0338


PI: Shoko Sakai, University of California, Los Angeles, shoko@astro.ucla.edu
Address: Department of Astronomy, 430 Portolo Plaza, Box 951547, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

CoI: Liese van Zee, Indiana University
CoI: Janice C. Lee, Carnegie Observatories
CoI: Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr, Cambridge University
CoI: Jose G. Funes, Vatican Observatory

Title: H(alpha) and Optical Imaging of Local Volume Galaxies in the Northern Hemisphere

Abstract: We propose H(alpha) and B,R imaging observations of 33 galaxies in the Local Volume Legacy (LVL) survey to measure current star formation activity and derive emission-line corrected optical colors throughout the stellar disk. The proposed imaging observations will be combined with existing UV and IR observations, and will serve to nearly complete the optical imaging coverage of the full LVL sample of 258 galaxies. The observed surface photometry and radial trace of the star formation activity will allow us to study the photometric properties, the morphology, and spatial distributions of different stellar populations in these nearby galaxies. These images will also form the basis for a definitive multiwavelength dataset for studies of star formation in nearby galaxies.


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