Logo

Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies by Halton C. Arp

Small book cover: Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies

Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies
by

Publisher: California Institute of Technology
Number of pages: 190

Description:
The primary goal of the catalog was to present photographs of examples of the different kinds of peculiar structures found among nearby galaxies. Arp realized that the reason why galaxies formed into spiral or elliptical shapes was not well understood. He perceived peculiar galaxies as small "experiments" that astronomers could use to understand the physical processes that distort spiral or elliptical galaxies.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(16MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Cluster LensesCluster Lenses
by - arXiv
Clusters of galaxies are the most recently assembled, massive, bound structures in the Universe. Given their masses, clusters strongly deform space-time in their vicinity. Clusters act as the most powerful gravitational lenses in the Universe.
(4931 views)
Book cover: Cosmological Evolution of GalaxiesCosmological Evolution of Galaxies
by - arXiv
I review the subject of the cosmological evolution of galaxies, including different aspects of growth in disk galaxies, by focussing on the angular momentum problem, mergers, and their by-products. I discuss the alternative to merger-driven growth.
(4184 views)
Book cover: First LightFirst Light
by - arXiv
The first dwarf galaxies, which constitute the building blocks of the collapsed objects we find today, had formed hundreds of millions of years after the big bang. This review describes the early growth of their small-amplitude seed fluctuations.
(6271 views)
Book cover: Galaxy systems in the optical and infraredGalaxy systems in the optical and infrared
by - arXiv
This is a review of the properties of galaxy systems as determined from optical and infrared measurements. Covered topics are: clusters identification, global cluster properties and their scaling relations, cluster internal structure, etc.
(7431 views)