Joel Stebbins Bibliography

Papers, etc.

Stebbins’s papers are at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Archives and the University of Illinois Archives.

Other References: Historical

Code, Arthur D., “Photocells; Hot Stars and Spiral Arms,” in Massive Stars: Their Lives in the Interstellar Medium, J.P. Cassinelli and E.B. Churchwell, eds., ASP Conference Series 35, 3-13 (1993).

DeVorkin, D.H., “Electronics in Astronomy: Early Applications of the Photoelectric Cell and Photomultiplier for Studies of Point-Source Celestial Phenomena,” Proc. IEEE 73, 1205-1220 (1985).

Garstang, R.H., “Joel Stebbins and Light Pollution,” Abstract of paper presented to AAS, May 2002.

Genet, Russell M., “Joel Stebbins: Pioneer of Astronomical Photoelectric Photometry,” International Amateur-Professional Photoelectric Photometry Communication No. 6, p.1-3 (1981).

Genet, David R., Russell M. Genet, & Karen A. Genet, Photoelectric Photometry Handbook (Fairborn Press, 1987), 9-12.

Greenstein, Jesse L., “The Seventieth Anniversary of Professor Joel Stebbins and of the Washburn Observatory,” Popular Astronomy 56, 283-299 (1948) [includes articles by E.B. Fred, Robert H. Baker, and Otto Struve].

Hearnshaw, J. B., The Measurement of Starlight: Two Centuries of Astronomical Photometry (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1996).

History of the University of Illinois Observatory and 12" Refractor
http://uias.astro.illinois.edu/HistoryUI12Refractor.html

Huffer, C.M., “The Development of Photo-electric Photometry,” Vistas in Astronomy 1, 491-98 (1955).

Huffer, Charles M. & Edith Flather, “The Washburn Observatory, 1878-1959,” Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters 48, 249-59 (1959).

Lattis, James, “The Stebbins Galaxy: The Origins of Interstellar Medium Studies in the Shrinking Super-Galaxy,” Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage 17, 240-57 (2014).

Osterbrock, Donald E., “The California-Wisconsin Axis in American Astronomy,” Wisconsin Academy Review 23, 1, 2-8 (1976).

Svec, Michael T., “The Birth of Electronic Astronomy,” Sky & Telescope 83, 5, 496 (May 1992).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Electric Photometry of Stars,” PASP 52, 235-43 (1940).

Stebbins, Joel, “Early Photometry at Illinois,” PASP 69, 506-10 (1957).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Washburn Observatory, 1878-1958,” PASP 70, 437-49 (1958).

Tenn, Joseph S., “The Rise and Fall of Astrophotography,” Griffith Observer 53, 8, 2 (1989).

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Other References: Scientific

Stebbins, Joel, “The Brightness of Nova Persei, ” Lick Obs. Bull. 1, 57 (1901).

Stebbins, Joel, “Notes on the Spectrum of Nova Persei, ” Lick Obs. Bull. 1, 46-57 (1901).

Comstock, George C. & Joel Stebbins, “Observations of the Brightness of Nova Persei,” Ap.J. 13, 336-37 (1901).

Stebbins, Joel, “Note on the Spectrum of Nova Persei, ” Ap.J. 14, 292-93 (1901).

Stebbins, Joel & F.C. Brown, “A Determination of the Moon's Light with a Selenium Photometer,” Ap.J. 26, 326-40 (1907).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Color-Sensibility of Selenium Cells,” Ap.J. 27, 183-87 (1908).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Light-Curve of δ Cephei,” Ap.J. 27, 188-93 (1908).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Measurement of the Light of Stars with a Selenium Photometer, with an Application to the Variations of Algol,” Ap.J. 32, 185-214 (1910) [excerpted with commentary in Lang, Kenneth R. & Owen Gingerich, eds., A Source Book in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1900-1975 (Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1979), 39-45].

Stebbins, Joel, “The Discovery of Eclipsing Variable Stars,” Ap.J. 34, 105-11 (1911).

Stebbins, Joel, “Photometric Tests of Spectroscopic Binaries,” Ap.J. 39, 459-84 (1914).

Stebbins, Joel, “Selenium Photometry of Stars,” Observatory 39, 257-63 (1916).

Kunz, Jacob & Joel Stebbins, “A Photo-Electric Determination of the Brightness of the Corona at the Eclipse of June 8, 1918,” Ap.J. 49, 137-52 (1919).

Stebbins, Joel, “A Photo-Electric Study of Algol,” Ap.J. 53, 105-20 (1921).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Light Variations of the Satellites of Jupiter and their Application to Measures of the Solar Constant, PASP 38, 321-22 (1926).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Photo-Electric Photometer of the Yerkes Observatory,” Ap.J. 74, 289-97 (1931).

Stebbins, Joel, “Absorption and Space Reddening in the Galaxy as Shown by the Colors of Globular Clusters,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 19, 222-28 (1933).

Stebbins, Joel & Albert E. Whitford, “The Magnitude of the Companion of Sirius,” PASP 47, 151-56 (1935).

Stebbins, Joel & A.E. Whitford, “Absorption and Space Reddening in the Galaxy from the Colors of Globular Clusters,” Ap.J. 84, 132-57 (1936).

Stebbins, Joel & Albert E. Whitford, “Photoelectric Magnitudes and Colors of Extragalactic Nebulae,” Ap.J. 86, 247-73 (1937).

Stebbins, Joel, C.M. Huffer, & A.E. Whitford, “Space Reddening in the Galaxy,” Ap.J. 90, 209-29 (1939).

Stebbins, Joel, C.M. Huffer, & A.E. Whitford, “The Mean Coefficient of Selective Absorption in the Galaxy,” Ap.J. 92, 193-99 (1940).

Stebbins, Joel & A.E. Whitford, “Six-Color Photometry of Stars,” Ap.J. 98, 20-32 (1943); 101, 47-55 (1945); 102, 318-46 (1945); 103, 108-13 (1946); 106, 235-42 (1947); 108, 413-28 (1948).

Stebbins, Joel & Albert E. Whitford, “The Diameter of the Andromeda Nebula,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20, 93-98 (1943).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Electrical Photometry of Stars and Nebulae,” MNRAS 110, 416 (1950) [George Darwin Lecture].

Stebbins, Joel & Albert E. Whitford, “Magnitudes and Colors of 176 Extragalactic Nebulae,” Ap.J. 115, 284-91 (1952).

Stebbins, Joel, Gerald E. Kron, & J. Lynn Smith, “Six-Color Photometry of Stars,” Ap.J. 115, 292-300 (1952).

Stebbins, Joel & Gerald E. Kron, “Six-Color Photometry of Stars,” Ap.J. 120, 189-95 (1954); 123, 440-57 (1956); 126, 266-80 (1957); 139, 424-34 (1964).

Stebbins, Joel & Katherine C. Gordon, “Six-color Observations of Algol, 1949–1951, ” Astrophysics and Space Science 33, 481-486 (1975).

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Other Works: Popularizations, Fiction, History, etc.

Stebbins, Joel, “Power from the Stars,” PASP 53, 84-97 (1941).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Constant Stars,” The American Scholar 12, 339-51 (1943).

Stebbins, Joel, “The Law of Diminishing Returns,” Sky & Telescope 3, 4, 5-8 (1944).

Stebbins, Joel, “The American Astronomical Society, 1897-1947,” Popular Astronomy 55, 8, 404-13 (1947) [reprinted in DeVorkin, David H., ed., The American Astronomical Society's First Century (American Inst. of Physics, Washington, DC, 1999), 53-57].

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