We present new results on stellar populations of bulges in spiral galaxies, from optical and near-IR data (images and spectra). In particular, we analyze a sample of bulges hosted by low surface brightness galaxies (LSBs). Correlations between metallicity, scale lengths of disk and bulges, and HI content are reported, supporting the bulge secular evolution hypothesis, as well as systematics between the derived evolutionary parameters of the embedded stellar populations. Using spectra of moderate resolution, we also investigate the stellar histories of bulges using Lick/IDS indices and recent -enhancement models. Results indicate that small bulges tend to be smaller and metal poor, compared to larger ones. However, all bulges appear to have been formed in the same time-scale. We present some ongoing studies and some prospects of our research.

News from bulges hosted by low surface brightness galaxies

MORELLI, LORENZO;
2007

Abstract

We present new results on stellar populations of bulges in spiral galaxies, from optical and near-IR data (images and spectra). In particular, we analyze a sample of bulges hosted by low surface brightness galaxies (LSBs). Correlations between metallicity, scale lengths of disk and bulges, and HI content are reported, supporting the bulge secular evolution hypothesis, as well as systematics between the derived evolutionary parameters of the embedded stellar populations. Using spectra of moderate resolution, we also investigate the stellar histories of bulges using Lick/IDS indices and recent -enhancement models. Results indicate that small bulges tend to be smaller and metal poor, compared to larger ones. However, all bulges appear to have been formed in the same time-scale. We present some ongoing studies and some prospects of our research.
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