The galactic rotation curve at R > Ro from observations of the 21 cm line of atomic hydrogen

  • G. R. Knapp
I. Fundamental Parameteres: Scale, Rotation and Mass
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It is a great honour to be invited to talk on the subject of the structure of the Galaxy on the occasion of Frank Kerr's retirement, for this is a subject to which he has made so many fundamental contributions. It is also a great pleasure. I love doing astronomy, and that I get to do it at all is in large part thanks to his having been willing to put up with me as a graduate student. The following paper is offered with respect, affection and gratitude.


Brightness Temperature Globular Cluster Rotation Curve Heliocentric Distance Terminal Velocity 
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  • G. R. Knapp
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  1. 1.Department of Astrophysical SciencesPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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