Planetary nebulae in the solar neighborhood

David J. Frew*, Quentin A. Parker

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The AAO/UKST Hα Survey has been used to discover a number of new, large, nearby planetary nebulae (PNe) These discoveries, combined with a critical re-analysis of all previously known large PNe, have allowed the compilation of a relatively complete census of PNe in the solar neighbourhood within 1.0 kpc. Distances are based in part on a new Hα surface brightness - radius relation. The census is relatively bias-free, and will provide more accurate estimates of the PN formation rate, average PN lifetime, and the total number of PNe in the Galaxy, as well as a first look at the faint end of the PN luminosity function (PNLF).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLANETARY NEBULAE AS ASTRONOMICAL TOOLS: International Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools
EditorsRyszard Szczerba, Grazyna Stasinska, Slawomir K. Gorny
Place of PublicationCollege Park, MD
PublisherAIP Publishing
Pages11
Number of pages1
Volume804
ISBN (Print)0735402949, 9780735402942
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2005
EventInternational Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 28 Jun 20052 Jul 2005

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools
CountryPoland
CityGdansk
Period28/06/052/07/05

Keywords

  • Planetary nebulae: general
  • Stars: stellar statistics

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