Spectroscopy and imaging of newly discovered planetary nebulae
Institut für Astronomie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstraße 25, A–6020 Innsbruck, Austria http://ast7.uibk.ac.at
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Accepted: 22 March 1996
The major purpose of this paper was to prove or disprove the nature of planetary nebula (PN) candidates in the northern hemisphere, taken from an internal list. We present spectroscopic observations and imaging of fifteen PNe, twelve of them identified for the first time. Another two candidates turned out to be an emission–line galaxy and an H ii region. All observed PNe represent evolved stages, their angular diameter ranging from 8 to 90, and exhibit very low surface brightnesses. The three largest and faintest nebulae each host a central star of magnitude 18 to 20m.
Key words: planetary nebulae: general
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