The Far-UV Spectra of Early-Type Galaxies

  • L. M. Buson
  • F. Bertola
  • D. Burstein
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 160)


The principal purpose of the present review is to summarize the current body of knowledge of the UV energy distributions of early-type galaxies. The emphasis will be on those issues, both observational and theoretical, that exist today (for previous reviews of this subject, see Bertola 1987, 1988). It is anticipated that several of these issues will be settled shortly by Hubble Space Telescope observations (perhaps before the proceedings containing this paper is published). However, a physical understanding of some of these issues will probably require as careful and voluminous a study of the UV spectral energy distributions as has already been done for optical spectral energy distributions.


Star Formation Stellar Population Spectral Energy Distribution Young Star Asymptotic Giant Branch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Buson
    • 1
  • F. Bertola
    • 2
  • D. Burstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Osservatorio AstronomicoPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di AstronomiaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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