New faint planetary nebulae from the DSS and SDSS

Matthias Kronberger*, George H. Jacoby, Robin Ciardullo, Richard D. Crisp, Orsola De Marco, Dimitri Douchin, David J. Frew, Dianne Harmer, Mike Howell, Steve B. Howell, Quentin A. Parker, Dana Patchick, Travis Rector, Dave Riddle, Philipp Teutsch

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Having surveyed ≈ 10% of the sky, we have identified more than 130 PN candidates by surveying multicolour Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), Sloan Digitized Sky Survey (SDSS), and combined [O III], Hα and [S II] images. In a first imaging and spectroscopy campaign, 51 objects were identified as true and probable PNe. This work presents an additional 17 probable or possible PNe identified since that study. The majority of these candidates are situated at Galactic latitudes |b| > 5°, with the exception of seven objects located closer to the Galactic plane. Using the techniques described here that do not require any new survey data, we anticipate that many more PNe are waiting to be found, perhaps as many as 90.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlanetary nebulae
Subtitle of host publicationan eye to the future
EditorsArturo Manchado, Letizia Stanghellini, Detlef Schönberner
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781107019836
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221


  • planetary nebulae: general
  • surveys

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