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

Quentin Parker, Malcolm Hartley, Delphine Russeil, Agnes Acker, David Morgan, Sylvie Beaulieu, Rhys Morris, Steven Phillipps, Martin Cohen

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We report on an unprecedented source of Planetary Nebulae (PN) discovered from AAO /UKST Ha 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 Ha survey. Large numbers of new PN are being found ("' 1000 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
Subtitle of host publicationtheir evolution and role in the universe : proceedings of the 209th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held at Canberra, Australia, 19-23 November 2001
EditorsSun Kwok, Mike Dopita, Ralph Sutherland
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, Calif.
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1583811486
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventInternational Astronomical Union Symposium (209th : 2001) - Canberra
Duration: 19 Nov 200123 Nov 2001

Publication series

NameIAU Symposium
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific


ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union Symposium (209th : 2001)

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