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Paper: The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies
Volume: 275, Disks of Galaxies: Kinematics, Dynamics and Perturbations
Page: 102
Authors: Buta, R.; Corwin, H. G., Jr.; Odewahn, S. C.
Abstract: The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies is an ambitious project to fully document the de Vaucouleurs revised Hubble galaxy classification system with modern images of high quality. Although built within the framework of the older Hubble system, de Vaucouleurs' system represents a point of view that has served astronomy well. The main goals of the project are to: (1) review the de Vaucouleurs revised Hubble galaxy classification system and its advantages in context of modern knowledge; (2) illustrate with modern CCD images all de Vaucouleurs types and show what his notation means; (3) provide modern interpretations of the features defining de Vaucouleurs types; (4) describe extensions or revisions to the system; (5) cover other aspects of galaxy morphology that have come to the forefront since de Vaucouleurs published his ideas on morphology; (6) provide a reference atlas for studies of high redshift galaxies; and (7) provide a general review of galaxy classification and morphology, building on previous works. The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies is intended to be a high quality reference work for both students and professionals. By exclusively using images from electronic detectors, it will be the first major galaxy atlas geared to illustrating classical revised Hubble types using today's standard imaging methods, as opposed to photographic plates. In addition to the atlas of images, the work will also highlight what has been learned about the features defining galaxy morphology since the 1960s. The Atlas will be published by Cambridge University Press.
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