Planetary Nebulae

A Study of Late Stages of Stellar Evolution

  • Stuart Robert Pottasch

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 107)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 294-326

About this book


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. I t is hoped that the book be useful to both advanced research workers and to students with some background in astronomy. In this regard, the book should serve as a text as well as a reference work. The many tables included are expected to be useful for both purposes. The references are generally not included in the text except for historical purposes in an effort to improve readability. References are given at the end of each chapter together with sufficient text to describe their content. No attempt has been made to make the list of references complete; on the contrary it has generally been limited to the most recent literature on the subject which in turn refers to earlier research. Again, exceptions have been made for references of historical interest.


Galaxy Variation galaxies planet star stars stellar stellar evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Stuart Robert Pottasch
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  1. 1.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7235-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7233-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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