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Old 15-02-2010, 05:22 AM
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Book Review: The Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies

Patrick (Paddy) has kindly written a review of the book The Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.

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The Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies

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Awesome Review, Awesome Book
Gotta get my hand on it one day
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A great body of work from the man who was Edwin Hubble's assistant.

He takes it further in his recent book "Seeing Red" also a great read. The Arp / Narlikar intrinsic redshift and ejection model is a fascinating read based thoroughly on the mans observations of these active (mainly sefert) galaxies in this book.

Thanks for the review! I'll have to track a copy down.
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What struck me while reading this book besides the Arp saga was how prominent Fred Zwicky was in many compilations of galaxies as well as observational and theoretical research as judged by references in published papers. But since he wasn't a "nice" character not until recently has he been recognised by the media but always with some aside about his nature.
Arp had non mainstream ideas that havn't been upheld by further inquiry whereas essentially all of Zwicky's non-mainstream ideas have help up and been fruitfull.
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Arp had non mainstream ideas that havn't been upheld by further inquiry
Not the case, some published results are confirming these very ideas http://www.iop.org/EJ/article/0004-6...140/63164.html

Arp's ideas are still being investigated by many. Mainstream remains without a coherent explanation for these quasar properties.

Zwicky's hypothetical "dark matter" ideas are widely accepted. This inferred dark matter and energy is now claimed to make up 96% of our universe, of which by it's inferred nature can never be directly observed.

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Thanks for the review Paddy, it is very informative and has whet my appetite. It is next on my list of purchases, as someone with a larger scope, and who gets out to dark skies quite often!
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Thanks for the review Paddy, it is very informative and has whet my appetite. It is next on my list of purchases, ......
+1. Thanks for that. I have only a very slight knowledge of Arp, but I believe that he is regarded as one of Astronomy's best observationists(?).
Definately worth a look.
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Post Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies on the web...

For those who would like to read Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies it is available free of charge in html on the web:

http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/Arp/frames.html

or you can download a pdf version:

http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/Arp/paper.pdf

Whilst it's not quite the same as holding a book in the hand, it at least makes the data available for anyone to consider. Other papers by Arp can be found here. Enjoy!

Cheers, Dave.
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Given that most here say g'day

Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations

http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/level...as/frames.html
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I bought this book yesterday. It's absolutely fascinating--almost impossible to put down. Nice review Paddy.
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I purchased a Copy of the Book a while ago is a Top Book - Good Info in it -Centaurus A Is The Loneliest Arp -You need a Big Ap. Telescope for Visual observations - Arp Stirred Things up when He published his Findings. Reguard's Tony
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Given that most here say g'day

Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations

http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/level...as/frames.html
Thanks for the link Alex--looks useful
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