Planetary Nebulae Beyond the Milky Way

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held at Garching, Germany, 19-21 May, 2004

  • L. Stanghellini
  • J. R. Walsh
  • N. G. Douglas
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Historical Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
  3. Planetary Nebula Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
    2. Warrenk Reid, Quentin Parker
      Pages 30-35
    3. Romano L.M. Corradi, Laura Magrini
      Pages 36-45
    4. Alexei Kniazev, Eva K. Grebel, Dan Zucker, Eric Bell, Hugh Harris
      Pages 46-48
    5. Roberto H. Méndez
      Pages 49-58
    6. Eric W. Peng, Holland C. Ford, Kenneth C. Freeman
      Pages 59-66
    7. Pedro García-Lario, Amelia Bayo, Carlos Alfageme
      Pages 67-71
    8. Quentin A. Parker, Agnes Acker
      Pages 72-75
  4. The Planetary Nebula Luminosity Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
    2. Robin Ciardullo
      Pages 79-90
    3. G.C. Van de Steene, G.H. Jacoby, C. Praet, R. Ciardullo, H. Dejonghe
      Pages 91-95
  5. PN Stellar Progenitors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
    2. M.A.T. Groenewegen
      Pages 108-120
    3. Marina Rejkuba
      Pages 126-130

About these proceedings


In the last decade extra-galactic planetary nebulae (PNe) have gained increasing importance. Improved observational capabilities have allowed fainter and fainter PNe to be studied in galaxies well beyond the Milky Way. Planetary nebulae can be detected to at least 30Mpc. They are found in galaxies of all types and also between the galaxies in nearby galaxy clusters. They are valuable as probes, both for providing the velocity of their host stars and also the evolutionary status and relation to the stellar population from which they formed.

This book contains the proceedings of a workshop held at ESO headquarters in Garching in 2004, the first meeting devoted entirely to Extra-galactic Planetary Nebulae. A wide range of topics is covered, from stellar and nebular astrophysics to galactic dynamics and galaxy clusters, making this volume a unique and timely reference of broad astrophysical interest.


Extra-galactic Planetary Nebulae Galaxy Galaxy Dynamics Planetary Nebulae Star Stellar Evolution Stellar Pobulations astrophysics stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • L. Stanghellini
    • 1
  • J. R. Walsh
    • 2
  • N. G. Douglas
    • 3
  1. 1.NOAOTucsonUSA
  2. 2.European Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-31011-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34270-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-6143
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