This paper presents new observations of 97 planetary nebulae in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) obtained using the FLAIR system on the UK 1.2-m Schmidt Telescope. These nebulae are mostly at the fainter end of the known population, and about 75 per cent have not been observed before in spectroscopic mode. Radial velocities have been measured using cross-correlation techniques, and represent an increase of 66 per cent in the sample of LMC planetary nebulae with known radial velocities. The major line ratios are given, and are analysed in conjunction with published data. One-quarter of the faint nebulae are Type I objects with very strong [N II] and [S II] lines; most of the other faint nebulae have low density, low excitation and relatively strong [S II] lines.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 1998|
- Magellanic Clouds
- Planetary nebulae: general