The Spiral Galaxy M33

  • P. Hodge

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 379)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paul Hodge
    Pages 1-3
  3. Paul Hodge
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  4. Paul Hodge
    Pages 15-25
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    Pages 27-48
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 155-158

About this book


This book summarizes the gathering of information on and the growing understanding of M33 from the 1920s, when Hubble first determined its true nature, to the 21st century, when the Hubble Telescope probed deeply into its many secrets. With its regular symmetrical spiral structure, and its being not tilted too much and near enough to allow detailed studies of its stars, M33 is well-suited for the study of a typical spiral galaxy.
In this work, Paul Hodge places current research on M33 (and similar galaxies) in both historical and global perspectives. The book is written in a language accessible for specialists and non-specialists, for professional and amateur astronomers, for scientists and the curious public and, most importantly, for students.



HST Hubble Interstellar dust Interstellar gas Local group of galaxies M33 Spiral Galaxies Stellar ages Stellar chemical composition Stellar cluster ages

Authors and affiliations

  • P. Hodge
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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