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2004AJ....128.2743K Submillimeter Observations of the Low-Metallicity Galaxy NGC 4214 Gaku Kiuchi, Kouji Ohta, Marcin Sawicki, and Michael Allen Abstract. Results of submillimeter (450 and 850 microns) observations of a nearby dwarf irregular galaxy NGC 4214 with SCUBA on JCMT are presented. We aimed at examining the far-infrared - to - submillimeter spectral energy distribution (SED) and properties of dust thermal emission in a low-metallicity environment by choosing NGC 4214, in which the gas metallicity ( log O/H+12) is 8.34. We found that the SED is quite similar to those of the IRAS Bright Galaxies Sample (IBGS), which are local bright star-forming galaxies with metallicities comparable to the solar abundance. The dust temperature and emissivity index for NGC 4214 obtained by a fitting to the single temperature graybody model are T_d_=35+/-0.8 K and {beta}=1.4+/-0.1, respectively, which are typical values for IBGS galaxies. Compiling the previous studies on similar nearby dwarf irregular galaxies, we found that NGC 1569 shows similar results to those of NGC 4214, while NGC 4449 and IC 10 SE show different SEDs and low emissivity indices. There seems to be a variety of SEDs among metal-poor dwarf irregular galaxies. We examined the dependence on the intensity of interstellar radiation field, as well as a two-temperature model, but the origin of the difference is not clear. Some mechanism(s) other than metallicity and the interstellar radiation field must be responsible for controlling dust emission properties. Keywords: ISM: Dust, Extinction, Galaxies: Individual: NGC 4214, Galaxies: Irregular, Galaxies: ISM
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