Discovery of its Galaxian Nature

  • Paul Hodge
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 176)


The modern history of M31 is dominated by the pioneering work of Edwin Hubble, using the Mt. Wilson 100-inch telescope during the first few years of its operation. This chapter is largely a summary of Hubble’s accomplishments in pulling together a wide variety of observations that showed beyond a doubt that M31 is an external galaxy and that it contains many of the features and contents that we had already recognized in our Galaxy. Hubble published a comprehensive paper on the galaxy in 1929 (Hubble 1929).


Light Curve Magellanic Cloud Small Magellanic Cloud Classical Cepheid External Galaxy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Hodge
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  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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