Olin Wilson Bibliography

Papers, etc.

Wilson’s papers are at the Huntington Library. There is an oral history interview, conducted by David DeVorkin in 1978, at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives .

Other References: Historical

Apt, Helmut A., “Solving Olin Wilson’s Mystery,” PASP 114, 559-62 (2002).

Griffin, R.F., “O.C. Wilson and His K-line Intensities,” Observatory 118, 145-53 (1998).

Hall, Jeffrey C., "Stellar Chromospheric Activity"

Hearnshaw, J. B., The Analysis of Starlight (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1986)

Noyes, R.W., “Olin C. Wilson and the Solar-Stellar Connection,” in Roberto Pallavicini & Andrea K. Dupree, eds., Cool Stars; Stellar Systems; and the Sun, Proceedings of the 9th Cambridge Workshop; held 3-6 October 1995 in Florence; Italy (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco,1996), pp. 3-10.

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Other References: Scientific

Smith, Sinclair & Olin C. Wilson, Jr., ”An Application of the Radiometer: a Registering Microphotometer,” Ap.J. 76, 117-23 (1932).

Wilson, Olin C., Jr., “The Velocity of Light,” Nature 130, 25 (1932).

Wilson, Olin C., Jr., “Three New Be Stars,” PASP 44, 124-25 (1932).

Merrill, Paul W. & Olin C. Wilson, Jr., ”Comparison of the Paschen and the Balmer Series of Hydrogen Lines in Stellar Spectra,” Ap.J. 80, 19-50 (1934) [Wilson’s doctoral dissertation].

Wilson, O.C., “The Analysis of Nova Emission Bands,” Ap.J. 80, 259-68 (1934).

Christie, William H., & O.C. Wilson, “ζ Aurigae: the Structure of a Stellar Atmosphere,” Ap.J. 81, 426 (1935).

Wilson, O.C., “Absorption Lines due to an Expanding Star,” Ap.J. 82, 233-45 (1935).

Wilson, O.C., “Variations in the Spectrum of P Cygni,” Ap.J. 84, 296-302 (1936).

Merrill, Paul W., Roscoe F. Sanford, O.C. Wilson, & Cora G. Burwell, “Intensities and Displacements of Interstellar Lines,” Ap.J. 86, 274-310 (1937).

Christie, William H., & O.C. Wilson, “The Radial Velocities of 600 Stars and Measures of 69 Spectroscopic Binaries, ” Ap.J. 88, 34-51 (1938).

Sanford, Roscoe F., & O.C. Wilson, “On the Doublet Ratio of Interstellar H and K and the Absolute Magnitudes of Wolf-Rayet Stars,” Ap.J. 90, 235-43 (1939).

Wilson, O.C., “Possible Applications of Supernovae to the Study of the Nebular Red Shifts,” Ap.J. 90, 634-36 (1939).

Wilson, O.C., “Physical Characteristics of the Wolf-Rayet Stars,” Ap.J. 91, 394-407 (1940).

Wilson, O.C., “On the Determination of Mass Ratios of Spectroscopic Binaries,” Ap.J. 93, 29-32 (1941).

Wilson, O.C., “Absolute Dimensions of a Wolf-Rayet Star and the Expanding-Envelope Hypothesis,” Ap.J. 95, 402-20 (1942).

Merrill, Paul W. & O.C. Wilson, “Components of Interstellar Sodium Lines,” PASP 59, 132-33 (1947).

Wilson, O.C., “A Preliminary Lower Limit to the Ratio C12/C13 in Interstellar Matter,” PASP 60, 198-200 (1948).

Wilson, O.C., “The Structure of the Atmosphere of the K-Type Component of Zeta Aurigae,” Ap.J. 107, 126-50 (1948).

Wilson, O.C., “Variations in the Spectrum of the Wolf-Rayet Star HD 50896,” PASP 60, 383-84 (1948).

Wilson, O.C., “A Survey of Internal Motions in the Planetary Nebulae,” Ap.J. 111, 279-305 (1950).

Wilson, O.C. & Mary F. Coffeen, “The Mass of the Globular Cluster M92,” Ap.J. 119, 197-99 (1954).

Minkowski, R. & O.C. Wilson, “Proportionality of Nebular Red Shifts to Wave Length,” Ap.J. 123, 373-76 (1956).

Wilson, O.C., “The New Cassegrain Spectrograph for the Mount Wilson 60-Inch Telescope,” PASP 68, 346-50 (1956).

Wilson, O.C. & M.K. Vainu Bappu, “H and K Emission in Late-Type Stars: Dependence of Line Width on Luminosity and Related Topics,” Ap.J. 125, 661-83 (1957). [reprinted in the centennial edition Ap.J. 525C, 753 (1999) with a modern commentary by Jeffrey L. Linsky]

Wilson, O.C., “Limitations on Physical Theories of H and K Emission Lines,” Ap.J. 126, 525-28 (1957).

Wilson, O.C., “The Analysis of the Chromosphere of Zeta Aurigae,” JRASC 51, 70-74 (1957).

Hoyle, F. & O.C. Wilson, “Some Theoretical Aspects of H and K Emission in Late-Type Stars,” Ap.J. 128, 604-15 (1958).

Wilson,O.C., “Internal Kinematics of the Planetary Nebulae,” Revs. Mod. Phys. 30, 1025-29 (1958).

Wilson, O.C., “A Color-Magnitude Diagram for Late-Type Stars Near the Sun,” Ap.J. 130, 496-98 (1959).

Wilson, O.C., “Accuracy of Absolute Magnitudes Derived from Widths of H and K Emission Components,” Ap.J. 130, 499-506 (1959).

Wilson, O.C., “A Suggested Mechanism for the Ejection of Matter from M-Type Stars,” Ap.J. 131, 75-82 (1960).

Wilson, O.C., “Lithium in a Main Sequence Star,” PASP 75, 62-63 (1963).

Wilson, O.C., “A Probable Correlation Between Chromospheric Activity and Age in Main-Sequence Stars,” Ap.J. 138, 832-48 (1963).

Wilson, O.C., “Stellar Convection Zones, Chromospheres, and Rotation,” Ap.J. 144, 695-708 (1966).

Wilson, O.C., “Flux Measurements at the Centers of Stellar H- and K-Lines,” Ap.J. 153, 221-34 (1968).

Wilson, O.C., “Absolute Magnitudes of Stars from Widths of Chromospheric Ca II Emission Lines,” Ap.J. 205, 823-40 (1976).

Keenan, Philip C. & Olin C. Wilson, “Effects of Heavy-Element Abundance on Spectroscopic Luminosities of G5-K0 Giants,” Ap.J. 214, 399-407 (1977).

Wilson, O.C., “Chromospheric Variations in Main-Sequence Stars,” Ap.J. 226, 379-96 (1978) [an expanded version of the 1977 Henry Norris Russell Lecture].

Vaughan, Arthur H., George W. Preston, & Olin C. Wilson, “Flux Measurements of CA II H and K Emission,” PASP 90, 267-74 (1978).

Wilson, O.C., “Photoelectric Measures of Chromospheric H and K and Hε in Giant Stars,” Ap.J. 257, 179-92 (1982).

Duncan, Douglas K., et al, “CA II H and K measurements made at Mount Wilson Observatory, 1966–1983,” Ap.J. Supp. 76, 383-430 (1991).

Baliunas, S.L., et al, “Chromospheric Variations in Main-Sequence Stars. II,” Ap.J. 438, 269-87 (1995).

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Other Works: Popularizations, Fiction, etc.

Wilson, Olin C., “Planetary Nebulae,” Astronomical Society of the Pacific Leaflets 6, 20-27 (1967) [Leaflet #253].

Wilson, O.C., A.H. Vaughan, & D. Mihalas, “The Activity Cycles of Stars,” Scientific American 244, 104 (1981).

Wilson, O., A. Vaughan, R. Kraft, & G. Preston, “Activity Cycles in Other Stars,” Sky & Telescope 62, 312 (1981).

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