Windows on Galaxies

Windows on Galaxies : Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop of the Advanced School of Astronomy of the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, May 21-31, 1989

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Along with the traditional optical window, many new windows have been opened on galaxies in the last two decades, made possible by new developments in groundbased detectors and by space missions that allow detection of photons that are otherwise absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere. Galaxies can now be observed in the radio, submillimeter, IR, optical, UV, X- and gamma-ray bands, each window allowing us to learn more about galactic components and properties. These developments have also imposed the view that a deeper understanding of even normal galaxies requires a panchromatic approach, making use of all of the data gathered from the different windows to synthesize a comprehensive physical image of these complex astronomical systems. Windows on Galaxies presents a comprehensive view of galaxies through all the available windows, bringing together both theoretical and experimental approaches in the form of a series of reviews reporting the most recent developments complemented by contributed talks and discussions.
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The sixth workshop of the Advanced School of Astronomy examined galaxies through all available wavelength windows. Over the last twenty years, new wavelength windows have been opened in astronomy which have created many new possibilities for the observation of the properties of galaxies. The outcome of the meeting clearly stated that the approach towards the studying of galaxies should be panchromatic.
Each window, from radio to gamma-rays, shows different components, and a synthesis of this knowledge presents astronomers with a comprehensive physical image of these astronomical systems: star formation, evolution of galaxies, molecular contents, gas flows, interstellar matter and properties of galaxies in the several wavelength fields are discussed in this volume.
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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1990 ed.
  • 400 p.
  • 0792306635
  • 9780792306634

Table of contents

Panchromatic Observations of Galaxies: Introductory Remarks.- A Multi-Wavelength Study of M81.- Optical Properties of Early Type Galaxies.- First Steps Towards a Physical Classification of Elliptical Galaxies.- The Colour-Absolute Magnitude Relation for the E Galaxies in the V and 1.05 Micron Wave Bands.- Star Forming Galaxies in the Ultraviolet.- The Far-UV Spectra of Early Type Galaxies.- Hot Stars in Elliptical Galaxies.- Star Formation in High Redshift Radio Galaxies.- A Polarizing Window on High Redshift Radio Galaxies.- Sub-mm Observations of Galaxies.- Active Galactic Nuclei as Starbursts. Modelling the Multifrequency Spectrum.- An Optical, Far-Infrared and Co Survey of Interacting Galaxies.- Iras Observations of Galaxies.- The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database.- The Radio-Infrared Correlation within Galaxies.- Galaxy Evolution in the Far Infrared.- Top-Heavy IMFs in Starburst Galaxies.- The Large-Scale Radio Continuum Emission of Spiral Galaxies.- Star Formation and Radio Emission.- Radio Properties of Early-Type Galaxies with Dust Lanes.- Lyman Alpha Absorption Systems and the Evolution of Disk Galaxies.- The Milky Way in X-Rays.- The X-Ray Sources of M31.- The Diffuse X-Ray Emission from the LMC.- Peculiar HI in and Around Galaxies.- Photometric-Kinematic Correlations for Spirals.- The Molecular Content of Galaxies.- CO J=3-2 Observations of M51.- X-Ray Properties of Galaxies in a Multiwavelength Setting.- X-Ray Study of Normal Galaxies with Ginga.- The Evolving Stellar Content of Galaxies and the X-Ray Evolution of Elliptical Galaxies.- The Ins and Outs of Gas Flows in Elliptical Galaxies.- The Influence of Central Density and External Pressure on Gas Flows in Ellipticals.- The X-ray Emission of Normal Elliptical Galaxies and their Environment.- Cold Interstellar Matter in Early-Type Galaxies: A Progress Report.- The Hot and Cold Interstellar Matter of Early-Type Galaxies and Their Radio Emission.- The Evolution of Cooling Flows Onto Central Dominant Galaxies.- H? Imaging of X-Ray Luminous Early-Type Galaxies: Clues on the Hot, Warm and Cold Phases of the ISM.- Optical and X-Ray Properties of Elliptical Galaxies.- Some Aspect of Starburst Galaxies.- Chemo-Dynamical Evolution Of Galaxies.- Disentangling Age from Metallicity Effects in Composite Stellar Systems.- Dynamics of Spiral and Elliptical Galaxies.- Megamasers and Galaxy Evolution.- Concluding Remarks.- Near Infrared Spiral Structure in NGC 6946.- Dust in Nearby Galaxy Groups?.- The Optical Extinction Law in the Early-Type Galaxy NGC2534.- Potential Sites for Star Formation in Colliding Galaxies.- Characterising "Box/Peanut" Galagtic Bulges.- Some Implications of the Small-Scale Isotropy of the X-Ray Background.- The Kinetic Energy in Elliptical Galaxies.- The Predominance of Cools Flowing in Clusters of Galaxies and the Medium Sensitivity Surveys.- The Role of the Environment on the Luminosity of Disk-Galaxy Components.- Radio and Optical Observations of the Nuclei of Sbc Galaxies.- A Star Formation Scenario for the Explanation of Seyfert Type 2 Activity: MK 348.- Poster Papers.
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