Erratum: The local star formation rate density: assessing calibrations using [O ii], Hα and UV luminosities

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Errata

This article corrects:

  1. The local star formation rate density: assessing calibrations using [O ii], Hinline image and UV luminosities Volume 405, Issue 4, 2594–2614, Article first published online: 26 April 2010

E-mail: dgilbank@astro.uwaterloo.ca

The paper ‘The local star formation rate density: assessing calibrations using [O ii], Hα and UV luminosities’ was published in Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, 2594–2614 (2010). In preparing the manuscript, a typographical error meant that a factor of 1.5 was missing from the denominator of equation (2). Equation (2) should read

image(2)

This mistake propagated through to the [O ii]–star formation rate ([O ii]–SFR) relations, which are calibrated relative to Hα, and so equation (7) should read

image(7)

which gives a nominal SFR relation, inline image.

This should then have appeared in the conclusions as

image

where a=−1.424, b= 9.827, c= 0.572 and d= 1.700, for a Kroupa initial mass function (IMF).

In addition, the polynomial coefficient, a, in equation (9) appeared as a ‘1’ and so equation (9) should have read

image(9)

with the values a= 51.201, b=−11.199, c= 0.615 and setting the fit to a constant value below log(M*/M) ≤ 9.0. The correct numbers were used in all calculations, so the published results are unaffected.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We thank Eva Wuyts for drawing our attention to the missing factor in equation (2).

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