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Author Mackie, Glen
Title The Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
©2011
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Descript 1 online resource (270 pages)
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Note Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- PART 1 Galaxies -- 1.1 Prehistory of galaxies -- 1.2 "It is worthy of notice'' -- 1.3 Multiwavelength laboratories in space -- 1.4 The atlas galaxy sample -- 1.5 Atlas galaxy categories -- 1.5.1 Normal galaxies -- 1.5.2 Interacting galaxies -- 1.5.3 Merging galaxies -- 1.5.4 Starburst galaxies -- 1.5.5 Active galaxies -- LINERs -- Seyfert galaxies -- Radio galaxies -- Quasars -- Blazars -- 1.6 Properties of the atlas sample -- 1.6.1 Galaxy nomenclature -- 1.6.2 Galaxy morphology -- 1.6.3 Distances and luminosities -- 1.6.4 Multiple classifications -- 1.7 Epoch of formationand and galaxy ages -- 1.8 Additional reading -- PART 2 Observing the electromagnetic spectrum -- 2.1 Earth's atmosphereand and extraneous radiation -- 2.2 Temperature, energy, wavelength and frequency -- 2.3 Astronomical sources of radiation -- 2.4 Origin of astronomical radiation -- 2.4.1 Gamma rays -- 2.4.2 X-rays -- 2.4.3 Ultraviolet -- Extreme (EUV): 100-912 A -- far-UV: 912-2000 A -- mid-UV: 2000-3300 A -- 2.4.4 Optical -- 3300 to 8000 A -- 2.4.5 Infrared -- 2.4.6 Submillimeter -- 300 μm to 1 mm -- 2.4.7 Radio -- 1 mm and longer wavelengths -- 2.5 Caveat #1: Mass versus light and dark matter -- 2.6 Caveat #2: Looking back to the beginning -- 2.7 Caveat #3: Observational bias -- 2.8 Galaxy research and multiwavelength observations -- 2.8.1 A unified scheme of active galaxies -- 2.8.2 The far-IR radio correlation -- 2.8.3 A non-universal IMF -- 2.8.4 Gamma ray bursts -- 2.8.5 Magnetic fields in galaxies -- 2.9 Additional reading -- PART 3 A view from the inside: The Galaxy -- 3.1 Quiet monster - Sagittarius A -- 3.2 All-sky maps of the Galaxy -- 3.2.1 Gamma ray - >100 MeV -- 3.2.2 Gamma ray - 1.8 MeV -- 3.2.3 Soft X-ray -- 3.2.4 Optical -- 3.2.5 Optical - H at 6563 23A
3.2.6 Near-infrared -- 3.2.7 Mid- and far-infrared -- 3.2.8 Radio - molecular hydrogen -- 3.2.9 Radio - atomic hydrogen -- 3.2.10 Radio - 73 cm/408 MHz continuum -- 3.3 Additional reading -- PART 4 The Atlas -- 4.1 Normal galaxies -- 4.1.1 NGC 224/Messier 31 -- 4.1.2 Small Magellanic Cloud -- 4.1.3 NGC 300 -- 4.1.4 NGC 598/Messier 33 -- 4.1.5 NGC 891 -- 4.1.6 NGC 1399 -- 4.1.7 Large Magellanic Cloud -- 4.1.8 NGC 2915 -- 4.1.9 Malin 2 -- 4.1.10 NGC 5457/Messier 101 -- 4.1.11 NGC 6822 -- 4.2 Interacting galaxies -- 4.2.1 NGC 4406/Messier 86 -- 4.2.2 NGC 4472/Messier 49 -- 4.2.3 NGC 4676 -- 4.2.4 NGC 5194/Messier 51 -- 4.3 Merging galaxies -- 4.3.1 NGC 520 -- 4.3.2 NGC 1275 -- 4.3.3 NGC 1316 -- 4.3.4 NGC 4038/NGC 4039 -- 4.3.5 NGC 7252 -- 4.4 Starburst galaxies -- 4.4.1 NGC 253 -- 4.4.2 NGC 3034/Messier 82 -- 4.4.3 NGC 5236/Messier 83 -- 4.5 Active galaxies -- 4.5.1 NGC 1068/Messier 77 -- 4.5.2 NGC 1365 -- 4.5.3 NGC 3031/Messier 81 -- 4.5.4 NGC 4258/Messier 106 -- 4.5.5 3C 273 -- 4.5.6 NGC 4486/Messier 87 -- 4.5.7 NGC 4594/Messier 104 -- 4.5.8 NGC 5128 -- 4.5.9 A1795 #1 -- 4.5.10 Arp 220 -- 4.5.11 Cygnus A -- Appendices and references -- Appendix A: Telescopes and instruments -- A1 Gamma ray -- A2 X-ray -- A3 Extreme ultraviolet -- A4 Far- and mid-ultraviolet -- A5 Optical -- A6 Near-infrared -- A7 Mid- and far-infrared -- A8 Submillimeter and radio -- Appendix B: Source list of all-sky Galaxy images -- Appendix C: Source list of galaxy images (Table 4) -- Appendix D: Cross-reference list (Table 5) -- Appendix E: Common abbreviations and acronyms (Table 6) -- Appendix F: Astronomical constants and units (Table 7) -- Appendix G: Other atlases of galaxies -- Appendix H: Spectral energy distributions -- General text references -- Major image sources and references -- Selected references by galaxy -- NGC 224/M 31 -- SMC -- NGC 300 -- NGC 598/M 33 -- NGC 891
NGC 1399 -- LMC -- NGC 2915 -- MALIN 2 -- NGC 5457/M 101 -- NGC 6822 -- NGC 4406/M 86 -- NGC 4472/M 49 -- NGC 4676 -- NGC 5194/M 51 -- NGC 520 -- NGC 1275 -- NGC 1316 -- NGC 4038/9 -- NGC 7252 -- NGC 253 -- NGC 3034/M 82 -- NGC 5236/M 83 -- NGC 1068/M 77 -- NGC 1365 -- NGC 3031/M 81 -- NGC 4258/M 106 -- NGC 4486/M 87 -- NGC 4594/M 104 -- NGC 5128 -- A1795 #1 -- ARP 220 -- CYGNUS A -- Acknowledgements and permissions -- QUOTATIONS USED IN THE TEXT -- IMAGE, TABLE AND FIGURE PERMISSIONS -- Galaxy index -- Index
Valuable reference resource for students and researchers containing over 250 full-color images of some of the best-observed galaxies
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mackie, Glen The Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2011 9780521620628
Subject Galaxies -- Maps.;Galaxies -- Observations
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