Matthew S. Povich Research
Plot of star formation rate derived from X-ray and infrared star counts versus 24 micron luminosity for eight H II regions in the Milky Way, from Chomiuk & Povich (2011). The dashed line shows the calibration of Calzetti et al. (2007) for infrared-bright H II regions in nearby galaxies, which must be scaled up by a factor of 2.7 in star formation rate to match our data (solid line). The dash-dotted line is the best fit to our data.