© 2012

The Spiral Galaxy M33


Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 379)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paul Hodge
    Pages 1-3
  3. Paul Hodge
    Pages 5-13
  4. Paul Hodge
    Pages 15-25
  5. Paul Hodge
    Pages 27-48
  6. Paul Hodge
    Pages 49-56
  7. Paul Hodge
    Pages 57-71
  8. Paul Hodge
    Pages 73-92
  9. Paul Hodge
    Pages 93-103
  10. Paul Hodge
    Pages 117-132
  11. Paul Hodge
    Pages 133-141
  12. Paul Hodge
    Pages 143-153
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 155-158

About this book


This book summarizes the gathering of information on and the growing understanding of M33 from the 1920s, when Hubble first determined its true nature, to the 21st century, when the Hubble Telescope probed deeply into its many secrets. With its regular symmetrical spiral structure, and its being not tilted too much and near enough to allow detailed studies of its stars, M33 is well-suited for the study of a typical spiral galaxy.
In this work, Paul Hodge places current research on M33 (and similar galaxies) in both historical and global perspectives. The book is written in a language accessible for specialists and non-specialists, for professional and amateur astronomers, for scientists and the curious public and, most importantly, for students.



HST Hubble Interstellar dust Interstellar gas Local group of galaxies M33 Spiral Galaxies Stellar ages Stellar chemical composition Stellar cluster ages

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Spiral Galaxy M33
  • Authors P. Hodge
  • Series Title Astrophysics and Space Science Library
  • Series Abbreviated Title Astrophysics, Space Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-2024-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3759-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-2025-1
  • Series ISSN 0067-0057
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-7985
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“Hodge nicely … bring together historical endeavours, particularly those of Hubble, with a host of more recent work on the galaxy’s structure, stellar populations, interstellar medium, abundances, and dynamics, in a compact volume which should be in every astronomical library. Complete with useful tables, numerous figures gathered from the literature, and copious references as recent as 2010, the book is also an ideal text for undergraduates trying to get a feel for a typical extragalactic component of the Universe.” (David Stickland, The Observatory, Vol. 132 (1228), June, 2012)