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
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
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