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2006ApJS..164...81M An Integrated Spectrophotometric Survey of Nearby Star-forming Galaxies John Moustakas and Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. Abstract. We present integrated optical spectrophotometry for a sample of 417 nearby galaxies. Our observations consist of spatially integrated, S/N=10 -- 100 spectroscopy between 3600 and 6900 Angstrom at ~8 Angstrom FWHM resolution. In addition, we present nuclear (2.5"x2.5") spectroscopy for 153 of these objects. Our sample targets a diverse range of galaxy types, including starbursts, peculiar galaxies, interacting/merging systems, dusty, infrared-luminous galaxies, and a significant number of normal galaxies. We use population synthesis to model and subtract the stellar continuum underlying the nebular emission lines. This technique results in emission-line measurements reliably corrected for stellar absorption. Here we present the integrated and nuclear spectra, the nebular emission-line fluxes and equivalent widths, and a comprehensive compilation of ancillary data available in the literature for our sample. In a series of subsequent papers we use these data to study optical star formation rate indicators, nebular abundance diagnostics, the luminosity-metallicity relation, the dust properties of normal and starburst galaxies, and the star formation histories of infrared-luminous galaxies. Key words: Atlases, Galaxies: Fundamental Parameters, Galaxies: ISM, Galaxies: Starburst, Galaxies: Stellar Content, Techniques: Spectroscopic
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