Characterizing Stellar Populations in Spiral Disks [chapter]

M. Mollá, S. Cantin, C. Robert, A. Pellerin, E. Hardy
Eso Astrophysics Symposia  
It is now possible to measure detailed spectral indices for stellar populations in spiral disks. We propose to interpret these data using evolutionary synthesis models computed from the Star Formation Histories obtained from chemical evolutionary models. We find that this technique is a powerful tool to discriminate between old and young stellar populations. We show an example of the power of Integral Field spectroscopy in unveiling the spatial distribution of populations in a barred galaxy.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-73491-8_18 fatcat:aqjzez4xgjf6tko2errfhfuhsm