Carl Wirtz — An early observational cosmologist

  • Hilmar W. Duerbeck
IV History and Methodology
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 332)


A brief sketch of Wirtz's contributions in cosmology and extragalactic research is given: the velocity — distance relation, the galaxy luminosity function, galaxy photometry, segregation in clusters, and intergalactic extinction.


Radial Velocity Proper Motion Spiral Nebula Surface Brightness Luminosity Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilmar W. Duerbeck
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  1. 1.Astronomisches InstitutWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany

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