Astrophysics and Space Science Library

New Extragalactic Perspectives in the New South Africa

Proceedings of the International Conference on “Cold Dust and Galaxy Morphology” held in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 22–26, 1996

Editors: Block, David L., Greenberg, J. Mayo (Eds.)

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The date: September 30, 1880 The place: A private observatory in Hastings-on-Hudson Profession of the observer: A medical doctor The instrument: An l1-inch Clark refractor. The significance of that night marked one of the truly great turning points in the development of astronomical techniques: Dr Henry Draper, a wealthy New York medical doctor, had secured the first photograph of a nebula: a 51-minute exposure on a dry gelatinobromide plate showing the wispy nebulosity of the Orion Nebula. By March 1882, Draper had secured an exposure of 137 minutes, showing far richer detail of both bright and dark features. The rest is histapy. The photographic era heralded in a universe where hints of the presence of cosmic dust were strongly alluded to: from star-forming regions such as Messier 17, to the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, to the striking dark finger in the Cone Nebula, to the magnificent dark bands in the plane of our Milky Way. "Historically, astromomers from the very beginning have been afraid of dust.

Table of contents (93 chapters)

  • Changing Perceptions of the Morphology and Dust Content in Galaxies

    Block, David L.

    Pages 1-20

  • How Cold Could Galaxies Be?

    Disney, Mike

    Pages 21-28

  • Temperature Fluctuations and Very Cold Dust

    Duley, W. W.

    Pages 29-33

  • The Interstellar Medium as Observed by COBE

    Mather, J. C.

    Pages 34-49

  • Molecular Gas in Spiral Galaxies

    Allen, Ronald J.

    Pages 50-60

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Extragalactic Perspectives in the New South Africa
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the International Conference on “Cold Dust and Galaxy Morphology” held in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 22–26, 1996
Editors
  • David L. Block
  • J. Mayo Greenberg
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
209
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0335-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0335-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4223-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6637-2
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 653
Topics