In our paper Karachentsev et al. (2013) we use the FUV fluxes measured with the GALEX to study the star formation properties of galaxies collected in the Catalog of nearby isolated galaxies in the volume z < 0.01; LOG. Only 5% of LOG galaxies are classified as early types: E, S0, S0/a, however, they systematically differ from normal E and S0 galaxies by lower luminosity and presence of gas and dust. We find that almost all galaxies in our sample have their SSFR below 0.4 [Gyr−1 ]. This limit is also true even for a sample of active star-burst Markarian galaxies situated in the same volume (one can compare fig. 8 and fig.9). The existence of such a quasi-Eddington limit for galaxies seems to be a key factor which characterizes the
transformation of gas into stars at the current epoch.