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Hot Stars in the Galactic Halo : Proceedings of a Meeting, Held at Union College, Schenectady, New York November 4-6, 1993 in Honor of the 65th Birthday of A. G. Davis Philip - Saul J. Adelman

Hot Stars in the Galactic Halo

Proceedings of a Meeting, Held at Union College, Schenectady, New York November 4-6, 1993 in Honor of the 65th Birthday of A. G. Davis Philip

By: Saul J. Adelman (Editor), Arthur R. Upgren (Editor), Carol J. Adelman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th October 1994
ISBN: 9780521460873
Number Of Pages: 406

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The stars that form a halo around our Galaxy are intriguing; they have abundances of elements that suggest they are old. The properties of these 'hot stars' and similar stars in other galaxies challenge the current, well-established theory of stellar evolution in many ways. Studying the collective properties of these stars provides important input to many areas of astrophysics - including the formation of our Galaxy, the late phases of stellar evolution and the stellar populations of other galaxies. The study of hot stars in the halo of our Galaxy is undergoing an exciting renaissance owing to important new observations with the Hubble Space Telescope and ASTRO1 and to techniques recently developed for ground-based observations. Advances in computers have also recently led to a far more detailed and complete theoretical understanding of stellar evolution. A conference was held in Union College, New York, to gather experts in the field and this volume draws together their articles to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive review for graduate students and researchers.

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'No astrophysicist can be expert in all aspects of the Galactic Halo. What is needed, therefore, is a single volume which brings many areas of halo research together. Hot Stars in the Galactic Halo meets the requirement because it contains review and contributed papers, by recognised experts in each field, all of which are clearly written and have extensive citations of the astronomical literature ... Hot Stars in the Galactic Halo will undoubtedly serve as an invaluable reference text for many years to come.' The Observatory

Elemental abundances of halo A and interloper stars
A northern catalog of candidate FHB/A stars
Spectroscopic and UBV observations of blue stars and the NGP
Post-AGB A and F supergiants as standard candles
UV observations of stars with FAUST and the galactic model
Whence the halo? New ideas about an old subject
What does an FHB star's spectrum look like?
Evolutionary status of blue halo stars
Are analogues of hot subdwarfs responsible for the UV upturn in elliptical galaxies?
Faint blue stars from the Hamburg Schmidt survey
A spectroscopic study of the hottest stars from the Beer-Preston-Shectman survey
Zeeman observations of FHB stars and OB subdwarfs
MK classifications of hot stars in the halo
Quantitative spectroscopy of the very hot subluminous O-stars: K648, PG1159-035, and KPD000t+5106
Can stars still form in the halo?
A progress report on the Edinburgh-Cape faint blue object survey
A survey for field BHB stars outside the solar circle
UV-bright stars in globular clusters
Metallicities and kinematics of the local RR lyraes
Hot stars at the South Galactic Pole
XX Virginis and V716 Ophiuchi and the period-luminosity relation of type II cepheids
Hot stars in globular clusters
Rotational velocities for blue horizontal-branch stars in the globular clusters M3, M13, and NGC288
A review of A-type horizontal-branch stars
Impromptu talk
A survey of galactic globular clusters for blue stragglers
Halo stars in the Vilnius photometric system
Theoretical properties of horizontal-branch stars
Non-LTE analyses of Palomar Green hot subdwarf O stars
A technique for distinguishing FHB stars from A-type stars
Astronomical patterns in fractals: the work of A. G. Davis Philip on the Mandelbrot Set
The ultraviolet imaging telescope on the astro-1 and astro-2 missions
The brighter FHB A stars
IUE observations of BHB stars in the globular clusters M3 and NGC6752
The period-shift effect in Oosterhoff type II galactic clusters
A new group of post AGB objects - the hot carbon poor stars
The mass of blue horizontal branch stars in NGC6297
Horizontal branch stars in the Geneva system
Late type companions of hot subdwarf O stars
UBV CCD imaging of the halo of M31
A 300 square degree survey of young stars at high galactic latitudes
Stellar winds and the evolution of sdBs to sdOs
The isolation of a new sample of B stars in the halo
Population II horizontal branches: a photometric study of globular clusters
Population I horizontal branch stars: probing the halo-to-dusk transition
Absolute dimensions of cluster RR lyrae stars from Baade-Wesselink analysis
A far-ultraviolet color-magnitude diagram of omega centauri
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ISBN: 9780521460873
ISBN-10: 0521460875
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 28th October 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.01  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.86

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