International Astronomical Union Symposia

Planetary Nebulae

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

Editors: Habing, Harm J., Lamers, Hermanus (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (219 chapters)

  • Early Days of Planetary Nebular Theory

    Aller, Lawrence H.

    Pages 3-9

  • Basic Data

    Acker, A.

    Pages 10-17

  • Quantitative Classification of [WC] Nuclei of Planetary Nebulae

    Acker, A. (et al.)

    Pages 18-18

  • Quantitative Spectral Classification of Late WC Stars

    Marco, Orsola (et al.)

    Pages 19-19

  • Southern Emission Line Flux Standards

    Dopita, M. A. (et al.)

    Pages 20-20

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planetary Nebulae
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 180th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Groningen, The Netherlands, August, 26–30, 1996
Editors
  • Harm J. Habing
  • Hermanus Lamers
Series Title
International Astronomical Union Symposia
Series Volume
180
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5244-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5244-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4892-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4893-1
Series ISSN
1743-9213
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 507
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