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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