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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:45 AM

ARP ATLAS OF PECULIAR GALAXIES, A Chronicle and Observer’s Guide

By Bill Pickard

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

Thank you for the very well written review.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:48 AM

Extremely comprehensive and very well composed and formatted article; one I shall be referring back to quite often. Thank you for a superb article.
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:44 AM

Thank you for the very well written review.


Geza,

Thank you for your kind comment. By the way, you have a nice website and I bet you are loving your Tak! 90mm for visual observation of the ARPS would be pretty futile, but with a CCD, you are in business. Here is a chart from the article on 19 Big and Bright Arps:



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:56 AM

Extremely comprehensive and very well composed and formatted article; one I shall be referring back to quite often. Thank you for a superb article.
Bill


Bill,

Thank you for your most kind comments. By the way, nice post on your observatory. And I will bet you will have fun with the chart above, too.


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:57 PM

Thank you for the very well written review.


Geza,

Thank you for your kind comment. By the way, you have a nice website and I bet you are loving your Tak! 90mm for visual observation of the ARPS would be pretty futile, but with a CCD, you are in business. Here is a chart from the article on 19 Big and Bright Arps:



Bill Pickard

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Thank you for the compliment Bill. While I only do CCD imaging these days, your attached chart was not necessary ... as I ended up buying the book after reading your article. I think this is the first astronomy book I have ever bought. :)

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

I think this is the first astronomy book I have ever bought.


Geza,

That says a lot for Dr. Arp, Dennis Webb and Jeff Kanipe AND WillmanBell for doing such a superb printing job.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:37 PM

I was introduced to Dr. Arp's (original) atlas in 1988 when I had the priviledge of helping Jim Higdon (a lifelong friend) image several of them with the 2.1M telescope at McDonald Observatory.

We were taking narrow band (redshifted) images looking for evidence of shock induced star formation in ring galaxies. Dr. Higdon later was the Jansky Fellow at NRAO and continued to study ring galaxies. He's now an astronomy professor at Georgia State University.

It was nice to discover a later ring galaxy image, taken by Jim Higdon with the Hubble Space Telescope on page 4 of Kanipe and Webb's book.

When Kanipe and Webb's book came out I just had to have a copy. It's a fantastic work and I was especially fascinated with the stories of Dr. Arp's work and the associated controversies, something I was totally unaware of. I also had the pleasure of hearing a short lecture on this book by the authors at RMSS in 2011.

Your review is as outstanding as the book. Thank you for taking the time and effort to make more of the amateur astronomy community aware of this wonderful book and of Dr. Arp's studies.

One last addition: A number of Dr. Arp's papers and data are available on his website: http://www.haltonarp.com/




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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:34 PM

Don,

Thank you for sharing your experience and enthusiasm. The Higdon image you saw on page 4 of the Atlas is AM 0644-741 NASA-ESA which is shown here:

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Again, thank you for your wonderful comments,

Bill Pickard

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:14 PM

Could someone please correct the forum link in the article, it returns empty but I believe it should be pointing to this thread.

I would concur with others on the exceedingly helpful and interesting nature of the article. The book has been on my "must buy one day" list for many years, though I must admit that having now read about it in detail the book isn't what I expected. I thought it was a book of glossy pictures from Hubble or some of the largest terrestrial scopes, showing the beauty of the Arp irregulars. The "controversial" nature of Arp's work would only enhance the appreciation of the pictures.

Seeing that the book is more varied than that, I'm not so sure I'll want to buy it. I guess I'm not the target audience as I don't do imaging. That's a pity as I really would love to have an impressive book of Arp's galaxies, unalloyed by amateur concerns. I'm a great fan of the good professor! :)

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

Carl,

Thank you for your comments. If you are looking for a collection of beautiful Arps, I can direct you to an article on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia....culiar_Galaxies

Also, the link from the article to this thread has been fixed.

Bill Pickard

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