Planetary Nebulae

Proceeding of the 180th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Groningen, The Netherlands, August, 26–30, 1996

  • H. J. Habing
  • H. J. G. L. M. Lamers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Lawrence H. Aller
      Pages 3-9
    3. A. Acker
      Pages 10-17
    4. A. Acker, M. Parthasarathy, W. Leindecker, J. Koeppen, B. Stenholm
      Pages 18-18
    5. Orsola De Marco, P. A. Crowther, M. J. Barlow
      Pages 19-19
    6. M. A. Dopita, C. T. Hua
      Pages 20-20
    7. T. Feklistova, A. F. Kholtygin
      Pages 21-21
    8. F. Kerber, H. Gröbner, R. Weinberger, M. Roth
      Pages 22-22
    9. L. Kohoutek
      Pages 23-23
    10. A. Manchado, M. A. Guerrero, L. Stanghellini, M. Serra-Ricart
      Pages 24-25
    11. C. Zanin, E. Cappellaro, F. Sabbadin, M. Turatto
      Pages 26-26
  3. Distances to Galactic Planetary Nebulae

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-28
    2. Yervant Terzian
      Pages 29-39
    3. H. C. Harris, C. C. Dahn, D. G. Monet, J. R. Pier
      Pages 40-45
    4. Arsen R. Hajian, Adam Frank, Bruce Balick, Yervant Terzian
      Pages 47-47
    5. F. Kerber, C. Kienel, R. Weinberger, R. Danner
      Pages 48-48

About these proceedings


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. In addition, planetary nebulae provide information about the late stages of stellar evolution.
In the last five years studies of planetary nebulae have progressed very rapidly and new phenomena and insights have been gained. This is partly due to new observations (e.g. from the Hubble Space Telescope, the ISO satellite and new infrared and millimeter spectrographs) and partly to the advancement of hydrodynamic simulations of the structures of planetary nebulae (PN). Many of these new results were reported at IAU Symposium 180 in Groningen, the Netherlands, on August 26 to 30, 1996. This symposium was dedicated to one of the pioneers of PN research: Stuart Pottasch.
These proceedings contain chapters on:
  • Introduction to PN with the basic parameters
  • Distances of PN
  • The central stars of PN
  • The envelopes of PN
  • The evolution from AGB to PN
  • The evolution from PN to white dwarfs
  • PN in the galactic context
  • PN in extragalactic systems
  • The future of PN research
The book contains 29 reviews and more than 200 shorter contributions.


LOPES planet stellar stellar evolution telescope

Editors and affiliations

  • H. J. Habing
    • 1
  • H. J. G. L. M. Lamers
    • 2
  1. 1.Leiden ObservatoryUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Astronomical InstituteUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Astronomical Union 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-4893-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5244-0
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