Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 151, Issue 1, pp 169–175 | Cite as

Star burst activity in high surface brightness galaxies

  • G. T. Petrov
Letter to the Editor


High surface brightness galaxies are also galaxies with high star-forming activity. About a half of them omit, on the average, twice as much energy in the IR than in the blue. The rates of star formation are 10–30 times higher than those in normal galaxies. On average 100–300 solar masses gas are converted into stars every year and 10–30 are massive stars.


High Surface Star Formation Massive Star Surface Brightness Burst Activity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. T. Petrov
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  1. 1.Dept. of AstronomyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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