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Comparison of the Large-Scale Structure of the Galactic System with that of Other Stellar Systems

First published in 1958, and composed primarily of presentations delivered at the Ninth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in 1955, this book contains sixteen papers on the subject of the Galactic System in the light of then-recent developments in radio astronomy. The contributors compare new knowledge of our Galactic System with what can be gleaned from other galaxies and star systems, such as the Andromeda nebula. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in astronomy and in the development of astronomical knowledge.
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Preface; 1. Large-scale structure of spiral nebulae W. Baade; 2. Some remarks on multiple galaxies V. A. Ambartsumian; 3. A study of bright members of the Large Magellanic Cloud M. W. Feast, A. D. Thackeray and A. J. Wesselink; 4. On rotating ring orbits in galaxies B. Lindblad and P. O. Lindblad; 5. The distribution of atomic hydrogen in the galaxy H. C. van de Hulst; 6. Spectroscopic evidence bearing on the distribution of gas in extra-galactic systems N. U. Mayall; 7. On the role of diffuse emission nebulae in galaxies G. A. Shajn; 8. Galactic and extra-galactic radio frequency radiation due to sources other than the thermal and 21-cm emission of the interstellar gas R. Hanbury Brown; 9. The radio emission from the galaxy and the Andromeda nebula J. E. Baldwin; 10. Variable stars and problems of general structure of galaxies B. V. Kukarin; 11. The space distribution of middle- and late-type super-giants in the region of the galactic system near the sun W. P. Bidelman; 12. The observation of blue giant stars at great distances from the sun W. W. Morgan; 13. The spatial distribution of novae and super-novae I. M. Kopylov; 14. Spiral structure and the rotation of galaxies B. A. Vorontsov-Velyaminov; 15. On the structure of galaxies according to photometric studies D. E. Shchgolev; 16. Comparison of the Galactic System with other stellar systems J. H. Oort.

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