A new population of planetary nebulae discovered in the large magellanic cloud

Warren Reid*, Quentin Parker

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

We report discovery of ∼600 planetary nebulae (PNe) in the central 25 sq. degree region of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Candidates were found on a multi-exposure Hα and short red (SR) combined UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST) map. Confirmatory 2dF fibre spectroscopy on the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) has almost tripled the number of PNe in the LMC central bar region. This new population will have important implications for the PN luminosity function and will provide improved kinematics, refined abundance gradients and a better picture of chemical evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLANETARY NEBULAE AS ASTRONOMICAL TOOLS: International Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools
EditorsRyszard Szczerba, Grazyna Stasinska, Slawomir K. Gorny
Place of PublicationMelville, NY
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages12
Number of pages1
Volume804
ISBN (Print)0735402949, 9780735402942
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2005
EventInternational Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 28 Jun 20052 Jul 2005

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools
CountryPoland
CityGdansk
Period28/06/052/07/05

Keywords

  • Hα survey
  • Large magellanic cloud
  • Planetary nebula

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A new population of planetary nebulae discovered in the large magellanic cloud'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this