Orientation of galactic bulge planetary nebulae toward the Galactic center

Ashkbiz Danehkar, Quentin A. Parker

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We have used the Wide Field Spectrograph on the Australian National University 2.3-m telescope to perform the integral field spectroscopy for a sample of the Galactic planetary nebulae. The spatially resolved velocity distributions of the Hα emission line were used to determine the kinematic features and nebular orientations. Our findings show that some bulge planetary nebulae toward the Galactic center have a particular orientation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStar clusters and black holes in galaxies across cosmic time
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 312th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Beijing, China, August 25-29, 2014
EditorsYohai Meron, Shuo Li, Fukun Liu, Rainer Spurzem
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781107078727
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Astronomical Union. Symposium (312th : 2014) - Beijing
Duration: 29 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameIAU Symposium
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)1743-9213


ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union. Symposium (312th : 2014)


  • Galaxy: bulge
  • planetary nebulae: general
  • Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics


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