Studies of Nearby Galaxies are currently the focus of many observations and numerical simulations. This book presents an overview of the galaxies within the Local Volume (D < 10 Mpc), including the Local Group (D < 1 Mpc) and our closest neighbours, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds. Presented are the latest results from radio, infrared and optical surveys as well as detailed multi-wavelength studies of individual galaxies. Accurate distances are now available for the majority of Local Volume galaxies providing a true 3-dimensional view of their distribution and flow pattern as well as their star formation.
Brent Tully (I) - The Local Velocity Anomaly Renée C. Kraan-Korteweg - Outlining the Local Void with the Parkes HI ZOA and Galactic Bulge survey Matthew Colless - The context of the Local Volume: structures and motions in the nearby universe Igor Karachentsev (I) - Mining the Local Volume Anton Tikhonov - Minivoids in the Local Volume Guilhem Lavaux - Using Local Volume data to constrain dark matter dynamics Bärbel Koribalski - The Local Volume HI Survey (LVHIS) Nic Bonne - Investigating Dark Matter and MOND in Local Volume Galaxies Emma Kirby - Deepest Near-IR Surface Photometry of Galaxies in the Local Sphere of Influence Angel R. Lopez-Sanchez - Ionized and neutral gas in the starburst galaxy NGC 5253 Tom Oosterloo - The low-mass end of the HI mass function Ayesha Begum - FIGGS: Faint Irregular Galaxies GMRT Survey Jayaram Chengalur - Gas Rich Galaxies from the FIGGS Survey Eric Wilcots - Evolution of the ISM in Star-Forming Galaxies Amanda Kepley - Magnetic Fields in Irregular Galaxies Lister Staveley-Smith - Future MIRANdA Studies of the Local Volume Daniel Dale - An Ultraviolet-to-Radio Broadband Spectral Atlas of Nearby Galaxies Caroline Bot - Diagnostic values of fine structure line emission in galaxies Helene Roussel - Warm molecular hydrogen in nearby galaxies: excitation mechanisms and link with dust heating Alberto Bolatto - Molecular Gas, Cloud Properties, and Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies Fabian Walter (I) - The HI Nearby Galaxy Survey (THINGS) Frank Bigiel - A THINGS View on Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies David Thilker - The GALEX view of ongoing disk formation in the Local Volume Julienne Dalcanton (I) - 10 Months of ANGST: The ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Gary S. Da Costa - HST/ACS Observations of Early-Type Dwarfs in Nearby Groups Anil Seth -Resolving the Outer Disks and Halos of Nearby Galaxies Evan Skillman (I) - The Recent Star Formation Histories of Nearby Galaxies Alessandra Aloisi - New HST/ACS Insights into the Evolution of Extremely Metal-Poor Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies Igor Drozdovsky - Matching the Local and Cosmic Star Formation Histories Henry Lee - On local mass-metallicity relations spanning over 6 decades in galaxy mass Jürgen Ott - Dense Molecular Gas in Southern Nearby Starburst and Active Galaxies Toshikazu Onishi - NANTEN2 project: CO and CI Survey of the Local Group Robin Ciardullo - The Mass-to-Light Ratio of Spiral Disks Elizabeth Wehner - The Surprisingly Abnormal Halo of the Normal Elliptical Galaxy, NGC 3379 Tom Jarrett - Infrared Study of SNR Evolution in NGC6946 Kristine Spekkens - Modeling Non-Circular Motions in Disk Galaxies: a Bar in NGC2976 Marc Hitchfeld - Local star formation laws in M51 Kristin Woodley - The Kinematics and Ages of the Nearby Elliptical, NGC 5128 Davor Krajnovic - Integral-field spectroscopy of the Centaurus A nucleus David Barnes - Visualising the Local Volume - Part I. David Barnes - Visualising the Local Volume - Part II. Helmut Jerjen - Testing Cold Dark Matter Theory - The Stromlo Missing Satellites Survey Shane Walsh - Bootes II - A Retrospective Sergey Koposov - Observational constraints on the 'Missing Satellite' problem from SDSS Julio Chaname - Modeling Discrete Velocity Data: Characterizing the Dark Halos of Local Group dE Galaxies Slawomir Piatek - Space Motions of Draco, Fornax, and Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies Steven Majewski - Stellar Halos of the Local Group Miguel A. Urbaneja - Extragalactic Stellar Astronomy Matthew Coleman - Photometry of New Milky Way dSphs: First Results From The Large Binocular Telescope Andreas Brunthaler -
Über den Autor
B.S. Koribalski (Physics Diploma and PhD from the University of Bonn, Germany; now Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility; PI of the "Local Volume HI Survey" (LVHIS), etc.)
This timely book presents an overview of the galaxies within the Local Volume, including the Local Group and our closest neighbours, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds. Presented here are the latest results from radio, infrared and optical surveys as well as detailed multi-wavelength studies of individual galaxies. The book aims to provide a vibrant forum for presentations and discussions across a broad range of astrophysical topics.
Provides a timely review on the subject of the Local Volume given the many recent advances on this topic
Combines observations, simulations and theoretical developments
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