Dust distances to planetary nebulae
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Dust distances to planetary nebulae by David D. Kolb

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Written in English


  • Planetary nebulae.,
  • Cosmic dust -- Measurement.

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Statementby David D. Kolb.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 151 leaves, bound :
Number of Pages151
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Open LibraryOL16587047M

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  We have determined distances, or upper limits to the distances, of more than planetary nebulae by the photometrIc method, based upon an assumption of mean nebular parameters. For this program we have computed the extinction coefficients of about nebulae and have used these to find a dust model of the Galaxy for use in extinctions and by: Following the procedures and calibrations outlined in previous papers in this series, the observed planetary nebula luminosity functions are compared to an empirical model based on the planetary. The purpose of this book is to give a detailed description of the planetary nebulae including the relevant astronomical observations and their interpretation. Considerable attention is given to the evolution of these objects as well as to their physical characteristics. "The evolution of planetary nebulae". Astronomy & Astrophysics A ^ Phillips, J. P. (). "The distances of highly evolved planetary nebulae". Monthly .

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.   The team behind this latest study tested the method using over planetary nebulae whose distances had also been verified using other means. “The basic technique is not new but what marks out this work from what has gone before is the use of the most up-to-date and reliable measurements of all three of those crucial properties,” says co. Planetary nebula luminosity function (PNLF) is a secondary distance indicator used in makes use of the λ forbidden line found in all planetary nebula (PNe) which are members of the old stellar populations (Population II). It can be used to determine distances to both spiral and elliptical galaxies despite their completely different stellar populations and is part of the. Because of the obscuration of dust in the Galaxy, only about 1, planetary nebulae have been cataloged. Planetary nebulae are important sources of the gas in the interstellar medium. Ring Nebula (M57, NGC ) in the constellation Lyra, a planetary nebula consisting mainly of gases thrown off by the star in the centre.

Abstract. The presence of dust in planetary nebulae can be deduced in several ways — from the observed depletions of condensable elements, internal extinction and, most directly, through the detection of infrared emission from the dust grains. A planetary nebula, abbreviated as PN or plural PNe, is a type of emission nebula consisting of an expanding, glowing shell of ionized gas ejected from red giant stars late in their lives.. The term "planetary nebula" is a misnomer because they are unrelated to planets or term originates from the planet-like round shape of these nebulae observed by astronomers through early. Planetary nebulae represent the brief transition between Asymptotic Giant Branch stars and White Dwarfs. As multi-wavelength laboratories they have played a key role in developing our understanding of atomic, molecular, dust and plasma processes in astrophysical environments. The means by which their wonderfully diverse morphologies are obtained is currently the subject of intense research. The aim of this work is to examine distances to planetary nebulae (PNe) together with other properties that were derived from them, using the astrometry of Gaia Data Release 2 (DR2). We were able to identify objects classified as PNe, for which we assumed distances calculated following a Bayesian statistical approach. From those objects, we selected a sample of PNe with good quality.