SPECTRAL: A new evolutionary synthesis code. Application to the irregular Galaxy NGC 1560

G. A. Vázquez, L. Carigi, J. J. González
2003 Astronomy and Astrophysics  
We have developed a new evolutionary synthesis code, which incorporates the output from chemical evolution models. We compare results of this new code with other published codes, and we apply it to the irregular galaxy NGC 1560 using sophisticated chemical evolution models. The code makes important contributions in two areas: a) the building of synthetic populations with time-dependent star formation rates and stellar populations of different metallicities; b) the extension of the set of
more » ... f the set of stellar tracks from the Geneva group by adding the AGB phases for $m_i/M_\odot \geq 0.8$ as well as the very low mass stars. Our code predicts spectra, broad band colors, and Lick indices by using a spectra library, which cover a more complete grid of stellar parameters. The application of the code with the chemical models to the galaxy NGC 1560 constrain the star formation age for its stellar population around 10.0 Gy.
doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20021768 fatcat:k3tzkhhfqfer7f6kfw4mzfltnq