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Since the radio signature of our own Milky Way was detected in 1931, galaxies have been observed from ultra-high energy gamma rays to long wavelength radio waves, providing fundamental insights into their formation, evolution and structural components. Unveiling the secrets of some of the best-observed galaxies, this atlas contains over 250 full-color images spanning the whole electromagnetic spectrum. The accompanying text explains why we see the component stars, gas and dust through different radiation processes, and describes the telescopes and instruments used. This atlas is a valuable reference resource on galaxies for students seeking an overview of multiwavelength observations and what they tell us, and researchers needing detailed summaries of individual galaxies. An accompanying website, hosted by the author, contains slide shows of the galaxies covered in the book. This is available at www.cambridge.org/9780521620628.Read more
- Shows some of the best observed galaxies in a new light
- Over 250 full-color images spanning the whole electromagnetic spectrum, from ultra-high energy gamma rays to long wavelength radio waves
- Explains astronomical radiation processes and describes the telescopes and instruments used
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- Date Published: February 2011
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521620628
- length: 268 pages
- dimensions: 284 x 225 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.99kg
- contains: 12 b/w illus. 259 colour illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
2. Observing the electromagnetic spectrum
3. A view from the inside: the Galaxy
4. The atlas
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