Extending the RP survey to the outer LMC

Warren Reid*, Quentin A. Parker

*Corresponding author for this work

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We are extending our search for faint PNe in the LMC to include the outer 56 deg 2 area not covered in the original UKST survey of the central 25deg 2 region. Candidate PNe have been selected using the Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey (MCELS) and the first round of observations has yielded 93 new LMC PNe while confirming the 102 previously known PNe in the outer LMC. We plan to continue our spectroscopic object identification program until we cover all our remaining candidates in the survey area. These observations, providing medium and high resolution spectra from λ3650Å to λ6900Å will additionally be used to measure fluxes for a series of research projects including luminosity functions, abundances and LMC kinematics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlanetary nebulae
Subtitle of host publicationan eye to the future
EditorsArturo Manchado, Letizia Stanghellini, Detlef Schönberner
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781107019836
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
Event283rd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union - Perto de la Cruz, Spain
Duration: 25 Jul 201129 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221


Conference283rd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union
CityPerto de la Cruz


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