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Astron. Astrophys. 333, 803-808 (1998)

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5. Conclusions

The main conclusions of present work are as follows:

1. Extinction curve for NGC 2076 is similar to that in our Galaxy. The extinction varies linearly with inverse wavelength with a ratio of total to selective extinction [FORMULA] = 2.70 [FORMULA], which indicates that the dust grain size in this galaxy is smaller than the Galactic dust particle size.
2. Dust mass from total extinction is estimated to be 3.2 [FORMULA] 106 [FORMULA].
3. Far infrared flux imply a dust temperature of [FORMULA] 36 K, and dust mass 3.67 [FORMULA] 106 [FORMULA]. The comparison of star formation rates calculated for different scenarios reveals that this galaxy is undergoing an intense burst of star formation in the present epoch.

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Online publication: April 28, 1998

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