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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