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The Complex Interplay of Dust and Star Light in Spiral Galaxy Discs

  • Maarten Baes
  • Dimitri Gadotti
  • Joris Verstappen
  • Ilse De Looze
  • Jacopo Fritz
  • Edgardo Vidal Pérez
  • Marko Stalevski
Conference paper

Abstract

Interstellar dust grains efficiently absorb and scatter UV and optical radiation in galaxies and therefore can significantly affect the apparent structure of spiral galaxies. We discuss the effect of dust attenuation on the observed structural properties of bulges and discs. We also present some first results on modelling the dust content of edge-on spiral galaxies using both optical and Herschel far-infrared data. Both of these results demonstrate the complex interplay of dust and star light in spiral galaxies.

Keywords

Radiative Transfer Spiral Galaxy Dust Effect Radiative Transfer Model Interstellar Dust 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maarten Baes
    • 1
  • Dimitri Gadotti
  • Joris Verstappen
  • Ilse De Looze
  • Jacopo Fritz
  • Edgardo Vidal Pérez
  • Marko Stalevski
  1. 1.Sterrenkundig Observatorium, Universiteit GentGentBelgium

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