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The galaxies of the Local Group

Author: Sidney Van den Bergh
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge astrophysics series, 35.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A masterful summary of what is known about the Local Group (a galaxy cluster that includes the Milky Way), and expertly places this knowledge in the wider context of understanding galaxy formation  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Van den Bergh
ISBN: 9780521037433 0521037433
OCLC Number: 124025518
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Local group membership; 3. The Andromeda galaxy (M31); 4. The Milky Way system; 5. The Triangulum galaxy (M33); 6. The Large Magellanic Cloud; 7. The Small Magellanic Cloud; 8. The elliptical galaxy M32 (= NGC 221); 9. The irregular dwarf galaxy NGC 6822; 10. The starburst galaxy IC 10; 11. Faint dwarf irregular galaxies; 12. Spheroidal galaxies; 13. The most luminous dwarf spheroidal galaxies; 14. Dwarf spheroidals in the Andromeda subgroup; 15. Faint dwarf spheroidals; 16. The outer fringes of the Local Group; 17. Intergalactic matter in the Local Group; 18. Dynamical and physical evolution; 19. Properties of the Local Group; 20. Conclusions; Glossary; Bibliography; Object index.
Series Title: Cambridge astrophysics series, 35.
Responsibility: Sidney van den Bergh.

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