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The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies

The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies

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  • Date Published: April 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521820486

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  • This atlas is a comprehensive illustration of the morphology of normal, nearby galaxies and how they are classified in the revised Hubble system developed in the 1950s by Gérard de Vaucouleurs, one of the twentieth century's leading astronomers. Using an image database of over 500 galaxies, the de Vaucouleurs classification is made more accessible and understandable so that astronomy researchers, students, and amateurs can apply the system with ease. Because much has been learned about the physical basis of galaxy morphology since de Vaucouleurs published his revision, the atlas contains a comprehensive review of the recent literature, outlining how different morphological features are interpreted. The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies is not only a pictorial atlas, but it is an up-to-date reference on our understanding of the physical processes that underlie galaxy morphology. Additional materials will be available at www.cambridge.org/9780521820486.

    • Contains descriptions and classifications of more than 500 galaxies, allowing readers to see how the de Vaucouleurs classification system is applied
    • First comprehensive galaxy atlas to use colour index maps
    • Covers new topics so readers are kept abreast of developments in the field
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    "Although numerous catalogs have been published that describe the de Vaucouleurs system, no photo extensive atlas has been available to illustrate the de Vaucouleurs system until now."
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    "This book provides a comprehensive and detailed study of the morphology of normal and nearby galaxies as classified by de Vaucouleurs. It brings the subject up to date with the latest thoughts on how to organize galaxies and includes images of more than 500 star systems grouped appropriately. ... I recommend this book to both professional galaxy researchers and amateurs who love to hunt for the 'faint fuzzies' and want to learn more about what they are observing through the eyepiece." - Robert A. Garfinkle, Sky & Telescope

    "...an excellent reference manual for professionals and the serious amateur astronomer...This superb up-to-date informative refernece work is one that should be in the possession of any galaxy enthusiast and, of course, observatory technical libraries." --Astronomy Now

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    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521820486
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 283 x 226 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.34kg
    • contains: 754 b/w illus. 30 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Galaxy classification
    2. Recent classification developments
    3. Production of the atlas
    4. The Atlas
    5. Physical galaxy morphology
    6. Epilogue
    7. Gérard de Vaucouleurs: a brief biography
    8. Appendix: basic data for atlas galaxies
    9. References
    Index.

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    The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies

    Ronald J. Buta, Harold G. Corwin, Stephen C. Odewahn

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  • Authors

    Ronald J. Buta, University of Alabama
    Ronald J. Buta is Professor of Astronomy at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama.

    Harold G. Corwin, California Institute of Technology
    Harold G. Corwin, JR. is on the senior technical staff of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology.

    Stephen C. Odewahn, University of Texas, Austin
    Stephen C. Odewahn is a research scientist at the McDonald Observatory and Resident Astronomer of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET), the University of Texas.

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