The Outer Galaxy [electronic resource] : Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Honor of Frank J.Kerr at the University of Maryland, College Park, May 28–29, 1987 / edited by Leo Blitz, Felix J. Lockman.

1st ed. 1988.
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 1988.
Lecture Notes in Physics, 0075-8450 ; 306
Lecture Notes in Physics, 0075-8450 ; 306
1 online resource (IX, 291 p. 83 illus., 1 illus. in color.)
Physical geography.
Local subjects:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques.
Astrophysics and Astroparticles.
The book summarizes research into the fundamental properties of the outer Milky Way (including its mass, scale and rotation properties) and covers topics such as spiral structure, the interstellar medium, star formation, satellites of the Milky Way and the outer parts of some nearby galaxies. It contains new work on the outer rotation curve of the Milky Way, first results of a new low frequency galactic disk survey, new results on the scale of the Galaxy (the distance of the Sun from the center and the relation of the disk of the Milky Way to the halo). This is the first volume specifically dedicated to outer galaxy research. Professional astronomers and astrophysicists as well as graduate students will welcome this book as a guide in understanding the outer parts of the Milky Way and also other galaxies.
The galactic rotation curve at R > Ro from observations of the 21 cm line of atomic hydrogen
Groping for truth from the galaxy's outermost satellites
Carbon stars at 2R0 and the rotation of the milky way
The velocity field of the outer galaxy
The importance of stellar distances in determining the rotation curve of the outer galaxy
Metal weak stars and the galactic circular velocity
A wavy rotation curve and consequences thereof
Milky Way rotation and the distance to the Galactic center from Cepheid variables
The distance to the galactic center from observations of the outer galaxy
Rotation and the outer galaxy: Comments on topics raised by the work of Frank Kerr
Mapping the galaxy at 21 CM wavelength: The Boston University-Arecibo galactic HI survey
The shape of the outer-Galaxy HI layer
Star clusters and the thickness of the galactic disk as probes of the outer GALAXY
The milky way in high resolution U photometry and inferences on its structure
First results of a milky way continuum survey at 45 MHz
Galaxian structure and x-ray astronomy
The cloudy interstellar medium: Aggregation of giant molecular clouds in spiral structures
CO emission from the southern galactic plane and galactic structure
Substructure in spiral arms
Resonance excitation: A possible interpretation of the 3-KPC arm
HI and the diffuse interstellar medium
The disk-halo connection and the nature of the interstellar medium
Giant HI clouds in the Galaxy
The Southern extension of the Taurus molecular clouds
Kinematics of 21 cm self absorption towards the taurus molecular complex
The variable hii regions in cepheus a
The nearby molecular clouds: A complete survey
Extinction and metal abundances in the outer galaxy
Iras results on outer galaxy star formation towards galactic longitude 1=125°
The outer galaxy as a star formation laboratory
Points to ponder about the molecular outer galaxy
Star formation in the outer galaxy
The high-velocity clouds: Why were they ever a mystery?
Structure, rotation and mass of the magellanic clouds
A cO survey of the large magellanic cloud
Some surprises in the dynamics of M33 and M31
Molecular arms in the outer disk of M51: Structure and origins
Searching for galaxies in the zone of avoidance
Some reminiscences of frank kerr and the work on the milky way and the magellanic clouds.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Blitz, Leo. editor., Editor,
Lockman, Felix J. editor., Editor,
Publisher Number:
10.1007/3-540-19484-3 doi
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