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Galactic Bulges: Proceedings of the 153th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Ghent, Belgium, August 17-22, 1992 (International Astronomical Union Symposia (Closed))

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Galactic Bulges

Proceedings of the 153th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Ghent, Belgium, August 17-22, 1992 (International Astronomical Union Symposia (Closed))

By Herwig Dejonghe (Edited by), Harm J. Habing (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 466 pages, 1993 Edition
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Published In: United States, 30 November 1993
This book contains the proceedings of the first large IAU Symposium dedicated to the bulges of spiral galaxies. Detailed attention is paid to the bulge of the Milky Way, one of the major building blocks of this system. Topics include the definition of the bulge in our Galaxy and its relation to the so-called spheroid. Discussions are presented regarding the stars contained in this bulge, their astrophysical properties, their motions and the metallicity variations which appear to be present. The possible existence of a bar in the bulge and its origin and future are also examined. The same topics are discussed in less detail for the bulges of other galaxies.

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Invited Reviews.- Review of the Galactic Bulge.- General Surveys of the Bulge in the Infrared.- Long-Period Variables and Carbon Stars in the Galactic Bulge.- OH/IR Stars as Tracers of Galactic populations.- Kinematics and Dynamics of OH/IR Stars.- Bulge K and M Giants.- The Globular Cluster and Horizontal Branch Content of the Bulge and Halo.- The Global Properties of Planetary Nebulae in the Galactic Bulge.- Stellar Population Synthesis.- Formation and Evolution of Stars in Galactic Bulges.- The Stellar Population of the Inner 200 parsecs.- Dynamics of the Galactic Bulge.- Kinematics of Extragalactic Bulges: Evidence that Some Bulges are Really Disks.- Photometric Properties of Extragalactic Bulges.- What is the Connection between Ellipticals and Bulges?.- Summary: Achievements and Open Questions.- Contributed Papers.- 3-D Gas Dynamics in Triaxial Systems.- Dynamics of the Galactic Bulge from Gas Motions.- The Bulge of the Milky Way and Cosmic Rays.- Rapid Gas Fueling in a Barred Potential by Self-Gravitational Instability.- Mgl Triplet Lines in Composite Systems.- Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Baade's Window.- Long Period Variable AGB Stars in a Field towards the Galactic Bulge.- Preliminary Results of the Two Micron Galactic Survey.- Metallicity of Two Stars in Baade's Window.- The Bulge/Halo Interface: Rotational Kinematics from [Fe/H]=-3.0 to Solar.- Detectability of Bulge stars.- The Bulge-Halo Transition Region.- SIO Maser Survey of the Bulge IRAS Sources.- Cross-Correlation of the Two Micron Galactic Survey with IRAS.- Microlensing towards the Galactic Bulge.- TiO Bands in Composite Systems.- Kinematics of the Galactic Bulge: The Velocity Ellipsoid.- Comparing M and K Giants in the Bulge.- PG3, a Field in the Bulge of Our Galaxy: Description of a Galactic Model.- Star Clusters as Tracers of Galactic Subsystems.- Stellar Population Synthesis in the Bulge of our Galaxy.- CCD BVRI Photometry of Stars in the Galactic Bulge.- The IR Stellar Population around the Galactic Center.- Studies of the Galactic Bulges using the Post-Theoretical Mass Method.- A study of the Abundance Distributions along the Minor Axis of the Galactic Bulge.- The UV and Optical Reddening Law to the Galactic Bulge and CNO Abundances in Bulge Planetary Nebulae.- Do the OH/IR Stars within 100 pc of the Galactic Center belong to the Disk Population?.- Dynamics of OH/IR Stars in the Inner Galactic Bulge.- Synthetic Photometric Indices for Galactic Globular Clusters.- HB Morphology and Integrated Spectra of Globular Clusters: A Theoretical Approach.- Proper Motions: What Dynamical Information can we Easily Extract from Them ?.- Kinematical Features of the Main Bulge in a Multi-Component Galactic Model.- Point-Axial Mass Distribution in the External Galactic Bulge.- The Contribution of the Galactic Bulge to the Galactic Rotation Curve.- The Construction of Stackel Potentials for Galactic Dynamical Modeling.- Two-Integral Distribution Functions for Axisymmetric Galaxies.- Two-Integral Models with almost Circular Orbits.- Simple Models of Galactic Bulges.- Generalized Isochrone Models for Spherical Stellar Systems.- Bulge and Disk: A Simple Self-Gravitating Model.- Orbital Elements of Different Galactic Population Objects.- Orbital Structure of Triaxial Equilibrium Models of Various Shapes.- Globally Stable Equilibria of Collisionless Self-Gravitating Matter.- Mixing in Collisionfree Systems.- On the Formation Mechanisms for Ellipticals and Bulges.- Analytical Models for Rotating and Flattened Perturbations in Bulges.- Tumbling Instability in Oblate Rotating Stellar Systems.- Investigating a Self-Consistent Galactic Potential with Central Mass Concentration.- Delayed Formation of Bulges by Dynamical Processes.- Peanut Shaped Bars.- The Influence of a Halo on the Evolution of Elliptical Configurations.- SPH Simulations of the Chemical and Dynamical Evolution of the Galactic Bulge.- Primeval Starburst and Bulge Formation.- Secular Evolutionary Trends in Ellipticals and Bulges due to Mergers.- Analytical Models for Ellipticals and Bulges with Rotation.- Bulges and Ellipticals: Can Formation Mechanisms be the Same ?.- The Effect of a Bar on the Kinematics of a Central Ring Structure in NGC 4736.- Kinematic Signatures of Triaxial Stellar Systems.- Colour Gradients in Galaxy Bulges.- Velocity Dispersions and Metallicities of Box-Shaped Galaxies.- Photometric Properties of Box-Shaped Galaxies.- Hot Stellar Populations in the M31 Bulge.- Line Profiles in the Bulge of NGC 7217.- On the Photometric Characteristics of Ellipticals and Bulges of Spirals in Interacting Systems.- The Counter-Rotating Twin Disks in NGC 4550.- Stellar Kinematica Evidence for Massive Black Holes Revisited.- Photometric and Kinematic Properties of Disky Elliptical Galaxies.- Abundance Jump in the Inner Bulges of Galaxies.- Stellar Population in the Nuclei of Early-Type Galaxies.- On the Difference in Formation History between Bulges and Elliptical.- The Velocity Fields of Elliptical Galaxies: Constraints on Intrinsic Shapes.- Triaxiality in the Bulges of Spirals: Dynamical Implications.- Extracting Kinematics from Spectra: A New Method and NGC 4406.- Nuclear Molecular Gas in the Virgo Cluster SO Galaxy NGC 4710.- IR Imaging of Spiral Galaxy Bulges.- A Triaxial Model for the Bulge of NGC 4697.- Indices.- Object Index.- Author Index.

EAN: 9780792324256
ISBN: 0792324250
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Dimensions: 23.39 x 15.6 x 2.51 centimetres (0.83 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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