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Morphological and Physical Classification of Galaxies : Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop of the Osservatorio Astronomico Di Capodimonte Held in Sant'agata Sui Due Golfi, Italy, September 3-7, 1990 - G. Longo

Morphological and Physical Classification of Galaxies

Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop of the Osservatorio Astronomico Di Capodimonte Held in Sant'agata Sui Due Golfi, Italy, September 3-7, 1990

By: G. Longo (Editor), M. Capaccioli (Editor), G. Busarello (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1992
ISBN: 9780792317128
Number Of Pages: 472

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The morphological scheme devised by Hubble and followers to classify galaxies has proven over many decades to be quite effective in directing our quest for the fundamental pa- rameters describing the extragalactic manifold. This statement is however far more true for spirals than for ellipticals. Echoing the concluding remarks in Scott Tremaine's sum- mary talk at the Princeton meeting on Structure and Dynamics of Elliptical Galaxies, "the Hubble classification of spirals is useful because many properties of spirals (gas con- tent, spiral arm morphology, bulge prominence, etc. ) all correlate with Hubble time. By contrast, almost nothing correlates with the elliptical Hubble sequence El to E7. " During the last few years much effort has been put into the search for a more meaningful classification of ellipticals than Hubble's. Concomitantly, forwarded by some provocative conjectures by R. Michard, the classical question of whether E galaxies form a physically homogeneous family has been brushed up once more. Results of these and other parallel studies look rather promising and point to suture part of the dichotomy between ellipticals and disk galaxies which had become popular in the early eighties, owing to dynamical arguments. At the same time it appears more and more clear that, besides the usual genetic varieties of galaxies, products of environmental evolution must also be contemplated in building our modern picture of the "reign of galaxies" . The above considerations prompted us to solicit Prof.

Editors' Foreword
Scientific and Local Organizing Committee
List of Participants
Morphology of Galaxies: An Overviewp. 1
The Luminosity Functions of Galaxiesp. 17
Elliptical Galaxiesp. 23
Structure and Kinematics of Spiralsp. 39
Brightest Cluster Membersp. 53
Central Regions of Early-Type Galaxiesp. 69
Stellar Content and Chemical Evolution in Spheroidal Populationsp. 85
Stellar Disks in Early-Type Galaxiesp. 99
Gaseous Disks in Elliptical Galaxiesp. 115
Formation and Maintenance of Spiral Structurep. 127
Dark Matter in Elliptical Galaxiesp. 139
Dark Matter in Late-Type Galaxiesp. 153
Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxiesp. 163
Elliptical Galaxies in X-Raysp. 179
The Warm Component of the ISM of Elliptical Galaxiesp. 191
The Bar Component in Disk Galaxiesp. 207
Peculiar Kinematicsp. 221
Cold Gas in Elliptical Galaxiesp. 233
Cold Gas in Late-Type Galaxiesp. 239
Abundance Gradients and Related Properties in Galaxiesp. 245
Structure and Metallicity of Low-Luminosity Early-Type Galaxiesp. 261
Interactions: Weakp. 265
Interactions: Strongp. 277
The Morphology of Binary Galaxiesp. 293
Intrinsic Shapes of Elliptical Galaxiesp. 309
On Understanding the Global Properties of Galaxiesp. 321
Galaxy Manifolds and Galaxy Formationp. 337
Sub-Components in Elliptical Galaxies and Their Formationp. 357
Morphology and Classification of Galaxies - Where Do We Stand?p. 371
Detailed Morphological Classification of Early-Type Galaxies in the Perseus Clusterp. 377
Properties of Dwarf Spheroidalsp. 379
Bright Cores in Nearby Southern Galaxiesp. 381
Shell Formation and Thick Disks in Elliptical Galaxiesp. 385
The Origin of Strong Isophotal Twists in Elliptical Galaxiesp. 387
Photometric Properties of Disks in Elliptical Galaxiesp. 389
Elliptical Galaxies with Dark Matterp. 391
Nuclear Dust-Discs in Radio Ellipticalsp. 393
Extended H[alpha] Filaments in Elliptical Galaxiesp. 395
The Origin of the Ionized Gas in S0 Galaxiesp. 397
Line-Strength Gradients in S0 Galaxiesp. 399
Ultraviolet Spectra of Early Type Galaxiesp. 401
On the Nature of the Compact Galaxies in the UGCp. 403
Morphology of Galaxies Surrounding Compact Groupsp. 405
Mean Surface Density and Morphological Type in Disc-Galaxiesp. 407
Peculiar Kinematics in Interacting Elliptical Galaxiesp. 409
Morphology and Kinematics of Spiral Galaxies without Bar: The Importance of the Central Massp. 411
The Correlation between Velocity Gradients and ARM Classification in Spiral Galaxiesp. 413
Optical Line/Radio Luminosity Correlation and the Effects of the Interstellar Mediump. 415
The Luminosity-Diameter Relation for Disk Galaxies: A Search for Environmental Effectsp. 419
Global Properties in Early Type Galaxiesp. 421
Masses and Mass-to-Light Ratios of Elliptical Galaxiesp. 423
On the Photometric Scaling Laws for Early-Type Galaxiesp. 425
Properties of Brightest Cluster Membersp. 427
The Fundamental Plane for Early-Type Galaxiesp. 429
Elliptical Galaxies and the Thickness of the Fundamental Planep. 431
Dissipationless Formation of Elliptical Galaxiesp. 433
The Two-Component Colour-Structure of the gE Galaxy NGC 4472p. 435
The Velocity Dispersion Anisotropy in NGC 720p. 437
NGC 205 and the Nature of Compact Nuclei in Dwarf Galaxiesp. 439
Light and Color Distribution in the Core of M32p. 441
NGC 3384 and Its "Saturn-Like" Appearancep. 443
Cigale Observations of NGC 3198p. 445
Mapping the Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies: The Magellanic Irregular NGC 3109p. 447
MM Observations of the Magellanic Clouds from Antarcticap. 449
Seyfert Galaxies with Close Companions. A Method for Identificationp. 451
Globular Clusters as Probes of the Galactic Potentialp. 455
Relation between the Properties of Globular Cluster System and the Mass Distribution on the Galactic Diskp. 457
Towards a Precise Definition of the Morphological Structures of Galaxies as a Basis for Their Automatic Classificationp. 459
Fourier Analysis of Barred Galaxies: A Convenient Alternative to the Component Decompositionp. 461
Improvements of the Signal-to-Noise Ratio by Adaptive Filteringp. 465
Index of Objectsp. 469
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ISBN: 9780792317128
ISBN-10: 0792317122
Series: Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 31st May 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.87

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