Morphological and Physical Classification of Galaxies

Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte Held in Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi, Italy, September 3–7, 1990

  • G. Longo
  • M. Capaccioli
  • G. Busarello

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 178)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Invited Papers: Galaxy Types

    1. H. Jerjen, G. A. Tammann, B. Binggeli
      Pages 17-22
    2. M. Franx
      Pages 23-38
    3. P. C. van der Kruit
      Pages 39-52
    4. J. M. Schombert
      Pages 53-68
    5. J.-L. Nieto
      Pages 69-83
  3. Invited Papers: Galaxian Components

    1. M. Capaccioli, N. Caon
      Pages 99-114
    2. F. Bertola
      Pages 115-126
    3. E. Athanassoula
      Pages 127-138
    4. T. de Zeeuw
      Pages 139-152
    5. S. M. Kent
      Pages 153-162
    6. C. Pryor
      Pages 163-178
    7. L. Ciotti, A. D’Ercole, S. Pellegrini, A. Renzini
      Pages 179-190
    8. F. Macchetto, W. B. Sparks
      Pages 191-206
    9. A. Bosma
      Pages 207-220
    10. M. Balcells
      Pages 221-232
    11. J. H. van Gorkom
      Pages 233-238
    12. R. Sancisi
      Pages 239-244

About these proceedings

Introduction

The morphological scheme devised by Hubble and followers to classify galaxies has proven over many decades to be quite effective in directing our quest for the fundamental pa­ rameters describing the extragalactic manifold. This statement is however far more true for spirals than for ellipticals. Echoing the concluding remarks in Scott Tremaine's sum­ mary talk at the Princeton meeting on Structure and Dynamics of Elliptical Galaxies, "the Hubble classification of spirals is useful because many properties of spirals (gas con­ tent, spiral arm morphology, bulge prominence, etc. ) all correlate with Hubble time. By contrast, almost nothing correlates with the elliptical Hubble sequence El to E7. " During the last few years much effort has been put into the search for a more meaningful classification of ellipticals than Hubble's. Concomitantly, forwarded by some provocative conjectures by R. Michard, the classical question of whether E galaxies form a physically homogeneous family has been brushed up once more. Results of these and other parallel studies look rather promising and point to suture part of the dichotomy between ellipticals and disk galaxies which had become popular in the early eighties, owing to dynamical arguments. At the same time it appears more and more clear that, besides the usual genetic varieties of galaxies, products of environmental evolution must also be contemplated in building our modern picture of the "reign of galaxies" . The above considerations prompted us to solicit Prof.

Keywords

Galaxy Population galaxies interstellar matter star star formation stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Longo
    • 1
  • M. Capaccioli
    • 2
  • G. Busarello
    • 1
  1. 1.Osservatorio di CapodimonteNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Osservatorio AstronomicoUniversità di PadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2522-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5113-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2522-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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