Wide-Field Spectroscopy

Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Working Group of IAU Commission 9 on “Wide-Field Imaging” held in Athens, Greece, May 20–25, 1996

  • E. Kontizas
  • M. Kontizas
  • D. H. Morgan
  • G. P. Vettolani

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 212)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Instruments - Observatory Projects - Data Storing and Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Q. A. Parker
      Pages 25-31
    3. R. G. Kron
      Pages 41-48
    4. O. Stahl, W. Seifert, W. Fürtig, H. Böhnhardt, S. Kiesewetter-Köbinger, A. Reeg et al.
      Pages 49-54
    5. O. Le Fèvre, P. Vettolani, J. G. Cuby, D. Maccagni, D. Mancini, A. Mazure et al.
      Pages 55-62
    6. J. Allington-Smith, P. Bettess, E. Chadwick, R. Content, R. Davies, G. Dodsworth et al.
      Pages 73-79
    7. J. V. Wall, C. A. Jackson
      Pages 81-86
    8. M. K. Tsvetkov, K. Y. Stavrev, K. P. Tsvetkova, E. H. Semkov, A. S. Mutafov
      Pages 87-93
    9. A. S. Szalay, R. J. Brunner
      Pages 95-101
    10. F. Pasian, R. Smareglia, P. Hantzios, A. Dapergolas, I. Bellas-Velidis
      Pages 103-108
    11. Norbert Christlieb, Gerd Grasshoff, Andreas Nelke, Lutz Wisotzki
      Pages 109-113
    12. V. Afanasiev, S. Dodonov, G. Goldes, G. Carranza, R. Diaz, S. Paolantonio
      Pages 115-116
    13. Mathias Ball, Rainer Ziener
      Pages 117-118

About these proceedings


E. KONTIZAS Astronomical Institute National Observatory of Athens P. O. Box 20048 Athens GR-1181O GREECE The international conference on "Wide-Field Spectroscopy" and its sub­ ject matter were agreed during the general assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in August 1994 by the Working Group of Com­ mision 9 "Wi de-Field Imaging". This meeting gave an opportunity to world experts on this subject to gather in Athens, in order to discuss the cur­ rent exploitation and the impending opportunities that exist in the area of multi-object spectroscopy, with particular emphasis on: 1. Astronomical instruments, data acquisition, processing and analysis techniques. 2. Astrophysical problems best tackled through wide-field, multi-object spectroscopy. The new fibre optic technology offers an important tool for the advancement of basic research and the development of industrial applications. Astronom­ ical spectroscopy is a field of astronomy which has contributed much to the advancement of fundamental physics. The spectra of hot stars have been used to determine the well-known Balmer formula for the wavelength of hydrogen lines, in the late 19th century. Since then, spectroscopy has made enormous progress in stellar atmosphere studies, in kinematics, and in the detection of high redshifts in the Universe. The traditional techniques of obtaining wide-field spectroscopic data are based on slitless spectroscopy (objective prism). Several observations, world wide, make use ofthese tech­ niques in order to obtain information on the spectral properties of objects in large areas of the sky.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. Kontizas
    • 1
  • M. Kontizas
    • 2
  • D. H. Morgan
    • 3
  • G. P. Vettolani
    • 4
  1. 1.Astronomical InstituteNational Observatory of AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AthensGreece
  3. 3.U.K. Schmidt Telescope UnitRoyal ObservatoryEdinburghUK
  4. 4.Istituto di RadioastronomiaCNRBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5722-3
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6413-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5722-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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