Two new planetary nebulae and an AGN in the Galactic plane

S. H. Beer*, A. E. Vaughan

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A search for planetary nebulae was carried out using candidates selected by their infrared colours and 5 GHz radio emission. One new planetary nebula was identified on the basis of its small angular size, strong [O III] emission and infrared colours. Another object, known as the possible planetary nebula Wray 16-28, is similarly identified as a planetary nebula. An undiscovered AGN was also found, and is classed as a Seyfert 2 galaxy on the basis of its strong O III emission, linewidths of ∼500 km s-1, and 5 GHz radio flux. Low-resolution optical spectra are presented and distance estimates discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-138
Number of pages5
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999


  • Galaxies: active
  • Galaxies: Seyfert
  • Planetary nebulae: general

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