Extragalactic planetary nebulae: observational challenges and future prospects

Quentin A. Parker, Richard Shaw

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The study of extragalactic planetary nebulae (EPN) is a rapidly expanding field. The advent of powerful new instrumentation such as the PN.Spectrograph (PN.S, Douglas, these proceedings) has led to an avalanche of new EPN discoveries both within and between galaxies. We now have thousands of EPN detections in a heterogeneous selection of nearby galaxies and their local environments, dwarfing the combined Galactic detection efforts of the last century. This alone brings its own problems of nomenclature and cataloging (Parker & Acker, these proceedings).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlanetary nebulae beyond the Milky Way
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the ESO Workshop held at Garching, Germany, 19-21 May, 2004
EditorsL. Stanghellini, J. R. Walsh, N. G. Douglas
Place of PublicationBerlin ; New York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540310112
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventESO Workshop - Garching, Germany
Duration: 19 May 200421 May 2004

Publication series

NameESO Astrophysics Symposia


WorkshopESO Workshop
CityGarching, Germany

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