H-alpha stacked images reveal large numbers of PNe in the LMC

Warrenk Reid*, Quentin Parker

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    Our new, deep, high resolution Hα and matching R-band UKST multi-exposure stack of the central 25 sq. degrees of the LMC promises to provide an unprecedented homogeneous sample of >1,000 new PNe. Our preliminary 2dF spectroscopy on the AAT has vindicated our selection process and conrmed 136 new PNe and 57 emission-line stars out of a sample of 263 candidate sources within an initial 2.5 sq. deg. area. To date approximately one third of the entire LMC has been scanned for candidates (∼17.5 sq. deg.). More than 750 new emission sources have been catalogued so far along with independent re-identication of all known and possible PNe found from other surveys.

    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
    EditorsLetizia Stanghellini, Jeremy R. Walsh, Nigel G. Douglas
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9783540342700
    ISBN (Print)9783540310112
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventPlanetary Nebulae beyond the Milky Way: An ESO Workshop - Garching bei München, Germany
    Duration: 19 May 200421 May 2004

    Publication series

    NameESO Astrophysics Symposia: European Southern Observatory
    PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
    ISSN (Print)1431-2433
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-6143


    WorkshopPlanetary Nebulae beyond the Milky Way
    CityGarching bei München


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