The Emissionline Universe

Emission lines provide a powerful tool for studying the physical properties and chemical compositions of astrophysical objects in the Universe, from the first stars to objects in our Galaxy. The analysis of emission lines allows us to estimate the star formation rate and initial mass function of ionizing stellar populations, and the properties of active galactic nuclei.

This book presents lectures from the eighteenth Winter School of the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC). Written by prestigious researchers and experienced observers, it covers the formation of emission lines and the different sources that produce them. It shows how emission lines in different wavelengths, from ultraviolet to near infrared, can provide essential information on understanding the formation and evolution of astrophysical objects. It also includes practical tutorials for data reduction, making this a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students.

Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

Volume XVIII

Editor in Chief F. Sánchez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Previous volumes in this series

I. Solar Physics

II. Physical and Observational Cosmology

III. Star Formation in Stellar Systems

IV. Infrared Astronomy

V. The Formation of Galaxies

VI. The Structure of the Sun

VII. Instrumentation for Large Telescopes: a Course for Astronomers

VIII. Stellar Astrophysics for the Local Group: a First Step to the Universe

IX. Astrophysics with Large Databases in the Internet Age

X. Globular Clusters

XI. Galaxies at High Redshift

XII. Astrophysical Spectropolarimetry

XIII. Cosmochemistry: the Melting Pot of Elements

XIV. Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe XV. Payload and Mission Definition in Space Sciences

XVI. Extrasolar Planets

XVII. 3D Spectroscopy in Astronomy

Participants of the XVIII Canary Islands Winter School.

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