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Planetary Nebulae

Proceedings of the 180th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Groningen, The Netherlands, August, 26–30, 1996

Proceedings of the 180th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Groningen, The Netherlands, August 26-30, 1996

Habing, Harm J., Lamers, Hermanus J.G.L.M. (Eds.)

1997, XXXVIII, 507 p.

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Planetary nebulae present a fascinating range of shapes and morphologies. They are ideal laboratories for the study of different astrophysical processes: atomic physics, radiative transfer, stellar winds, shocks, wind-wind interaction, and the interaction between stellar winds and the interstellar medium. In addition, planetary nebulae provide information about the late stages of stellar evolution.
In the last five years studies of planetary nebulae have progressed very rapidly and new phenomena and insights have been gained. This is partly due to new observations (e.g. from the Hubble Space Telescope, the ISO satellite and new infrared and millimeter spectrographs) and partly to the advancement of hydrodynamic simulations of the structures of planetary nebulae (PN). Many of these new results were reported at IAU Symposium 180 in Groningen, the Netherlands, on August 26 to 30, 1996. This symposium was dedicated to one of the pioneers of PN research: Stuart Pottasch.
These proceedings contain chapters on:
  • Introduction to PN with the basic parameters
  • Distances of PN
  • The central stars of PN
  • The envelopes of PN
  • The evolution from AGB to PN
  • The evolution from PN to white dwarfs
  • PN in the galactic context
  • PN in extragalactic systems
  • The future of PN research
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The book contains 29 reviews and more than 200 shorter contributions.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » LOPES - planet - stellar - stellar evolution - telescope

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Astrophysics and Astroparticles

Table of contents 

Preface. I: Introduction. II: Distances to Galactic Planetary Nebulae. III: Central Stars. IV: Envelopes. V: From AGB to Planetary Nebula. VI: From Planetary Nebulae to White Dwarfs. VII: Planetary Nebulae in the Galactic Context. VIII: Planetary Nebulae in Extragalactic Systems. IX: The Future of Planetary Nebula Research. Author List. Object Index.

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