Magnitudes, Spectra, and Temperatures of Planetary Nuclei

  • James B. Kaler
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Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 131)


The purpose of this review is to examine the fundamental observational parameters of the central stars of planetary nebulae, namely their apparent magnitudes and gross spectral characteristics, and how these relate to the derivation or estimation of effective temperatures.


Optical Depth Line Flux Central Star Planetary Nebula Apparent Magnitude 
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  • James B. Kaler
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  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of IllinoisUSA

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