New Extragalactic Perspectives in the New South Africa

Proceedings of the International Conference on “Cold Dust and Galaxy Morphology” held in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 22–26, 1996

  • David L. Block
  • J. Mayo Greenberg
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 209)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Changing Perceptions of the Morphology and Dust Content in Galaxies

  3. How Cold Could Galaxies Be?

    1. Mike Disney
      Pages 21-28
  4. Temperature Fluctuations and Very Cold Dust

  5. The Interstellar Medium as Observed by COBE

  6. Molecular Gas in Spiral Galaxies

    1. Ronald J. Allen
      Pages 50-60
  7. Cold Dust Signatures on SNR Gamma Ray Spectra

  8. Optical and Infrared Images of Galaxies: What’s to be Learned?

    1. Jay A. Frogel, A. C. Quillen, R. W. Pogge
      Pages 65-83
  9. Optical, IR, and HI Observations of a Large Complete Cluster Sample

    1. R. Brent Tully, Marc A. W. Verheijen
      Pages 84-97
  10. The Relationship Between Near IR Extinction and CO Emission

  11. Extinction and Dust Column Density in Spiral Disks from FIR vs. UV-Optical Comparison

  12. The Effects of Supergiants on the Infrared Light Distribution in Galaxies

    1. D. L. Depoy, A. C. Quillen, A. Berlind, S. V. Ramirez
      Pages 109-112
  13. Reflections at the Registration Desk: Ray White

    1. David L. Block, J. Mayo Greenberg
      Pages 113-113
  14. Distribution and Content of Dust in Overlapping Galaxy Systems

    1. R. E. White III, W. C. Keel, C. J. Conselice
      Pages 114-117
  15. Evolution and Emission of Cold, Warm and Hot Dust Populations in Diffuse and Molecular Clouds

  16. Organics and Ices in Galactic Dust

    1. Yvonne J. Pendleton
      Pages 135-142
  17. Studies of NIR Dust Absorption Features in the Nuclei of Active and IRAS Galaxies

    1. G. S. Wright, A. Bridger, T. R. Geballe, Y. Pendleton
      Pages 143-150
  18. Tiny Grains and Large Molecules in the Milky Way and Other Galaxies

  19. The Role of UV Observations in Understanding Dust and Its Morphology

  20. Studies of Interstellar Dust and Gas with the Far Ultraviolet Cameras and Far Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph Space Shuttle Investigations

  21. High Spatial Resolution 50 and 100 Micron KAO Observations of Infrared-Bright Galaxies

  22. Infrared Photometry and Dust Absorption in Highly Inclined Spiral Galaxies

  23. The Nature of Interstellar Dust in Local Group Galaxies from Observations of Extinction and Polarization

  24. Structure in the Distribution of the Dust and its Impact on Extragalactic Studies

  25. Determination of the 3D Dust Distribution in Spiral Galaxies

    1. N. D. Kylafis, E. M. Xilouris
      Pages 195-202
  26. A 3D Dust Model for the Sombrero Galaxy

    1. Eric Emsellem
      Pages 203-206
  27. Doubling of the Infrared Flux from NGC 1068: A Circumnuclear Dust Torus?

  28. Resolving the Faint Galaxy Excess with HST: Results from the Medium Deep Survey

    1. R. E. Griffiths, K. U. Ratnatunga, S. Casertano, M. Im, N. Roche, L. W. Neuschaefer et al.
      Pages 211-226
  29. Spiral Structure in Galaxies: Competition and Cooperation of Gas and Stars

  30. Color Gradients in M99: Stellar Populations or Dust?

    1. Rosa A. González, A. Gustavo Bruzual, C. Gladis Magris, James R. Graham
      Pages 243-250
  31. Amplitude and Shape of Spiral Arms in K’

    1. P. Grosbøl, P. A. Patsis
      Pages 251-254
  32. The Bulge/Disk Connection in Late-Type Spirals

    1. Stéphane Courteau
      Pages 255-270
  33. Dust in Starburst Galaxies: From the Ultraviolet to the Near Infrared

  34. Near-Infrared Surface Photometry of Barred Spiral Galaxies

  35. Barred Galaxies in the Near-IR: Observations and Dynamical Implications

  36. Morphology and Dynamics of a Few Giant Galaxies with Low Surface Brightness Disks

  37. Secular Evolution of Galaxy Morphologies

    1. D. Pfenninger, L. Martinet, F. Combes
      Pages 291-300
  38. Dusty Disks and the Structure of Early-Type Galaxies

    1. Thomas Y. Steiman-Cameron
      Pages 301-308
  39. Dust and Gas in Local Group Galaxies

    1. Paul Hodge
      Pages 309-324
  40. The Nuclear Regions of M31, M32, and M33 Imaged by HST

    1. R. M. Rich, K. J. Mighell, J. D. Neill, W. L. Freedman
      Pages 325-328
  41. Gas and Dust in Normal and Active Galaxies

    1. R. Chini, E. Krügel
      Pages 329-344
  42. MM Observations of IRAS Galaxies: Dust Properties, Luminosity Functions and Contributions to the Sub-MM Background

  43. Mapping the Cold Dust in Edge-On Galaxies at 1.2 mm Wavelength

    1. Nikolaus Neininger, Michel Guelin
      Pages 349-352
  44. Internal Absorption in Spiral Galaxies Using Four Colours

    1. Barbara Cunow, Walter F. Wargau
      Pages 353-356
  45. Dust in Galaxies

    1. Nick Devereux
      Pages 357-372
  46. Search for Cold Molecular Gas

    1. E. J. De Geus
      Pages 373-387
  47. Galactic Structure and Morphology of the Milky Way from the TMGS

    1. F. Garzón, P. L. Hammersley, X. Calbet, T. J. Mahoney, M. López-Corredoira
      Pages 388-395
  48. Unveiling Large-Scale Structures Behind the Milky Way

    1. A. P. Fairall, P. A. Woudt, R. C. Kraan-Korteweg
      Pages 396-399
  49. The Distribution of Dust and Gas in Elliptical Galaxies

  50. The Ionized Gas in Early-Type Galaxies

    1. F. Macchetto, N. Caon, W. B. Sparks, M. Pastoriza
      Pages 408-415

About these proceedings


The date: September 30, 1880 The place: A private observatory in Hastings-on-Hudson Profession of the observer: A medical doctor The instrument: An l1-inch Clark refractor. The significance of that night marked one of the truly great turning points in the development of astronomical techniques: Dr Henry Draper, a wealthy New York medical doctor, had secured the first photograph of a nebula: a 51-minute exposure on a dry gelatinobromide plate showing the wispy nebulosity of the Orion Nebula. By March 1882, Draper had secured an exposure of 137 minutes, showing far richer detail of both bright and dark features. The rest is histapy. The photographic era heralded in a universe where hints of the presence of cosmic dust were strongly alluded to: from star-forming regions such as Messier 17, to the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, to the striking dark finger in the Cone Nebula, to the magnificent dark bands in the plane of our Milky Way. "Historically, astromomers from the very beginning have been afraid of dust.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David L. Block
    • 1
  • J. Mayo Greenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computational and Applied MathematicsUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Huygens Astrophysics LaboratoryUniversity of LeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6637-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0335-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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