A rich new vein of planetary nebulae from the AAO/UKST H alpha survey

QA Parker*, M Hartley, D Russeil, A Acker, DH Morgan, S Beaulieu, R Morris, S Phillipps, M Cohen

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Abstract

We report on an unprecedented source of Planetary Nebulae (PN) discovered from AAO/UKST Halpha survey images of the Southern Galactic Plane. A pristine region of PN discovery space is being sampled due to the excellent depth, coverage, resolution and uniformity of the Halpha survey. Large numbers of new PN are being found (similar to1000 so far). They are typically more evolved, obscurred and of lower surface brightness than in most other surveys. The doubling of known PN should have a significant impact on many aspects of PN research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLANETARY NEBULAE: THEIR EVOLUTION AND ROLE IN THE UNIVERSE
EditorsS Kwok, M Dopita, R Sutherland
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1-58381-148-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event209th Symposium of the International-Astronomical-Union - CANBERRA, Australia
Duration: 19 Nov 200123 Nov 2001

Publication series

NameIAU SYMPOSIA
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
ISSN (Print)0074-1809

Conference

Conference209th Symposium of the International-Astronomical-Union
CountryAustralia
Period19/11/0123/11/01

Keywords

  • INTERSTELLAR-MEDIUM

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