Planetary Nebulae as Probes of Stellar Evolution and Populations

  • Letizia Stanghellini
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 255)


Planetary Nebulae (PNe) have been used satisfactory to test the effects of stellar evolution on the Galactic chemical environment. Moreover, a link exists between nebular morphology and stellar populations and evolution. We present the latest results on Galactic PN morphology, and an extension to a distance unbiased and homogeneous sample of Large Magellanic Cloud PNe. We show that PNe and their morphology may be successfully used as probes of stellar evolution and populations


Stellar Population Stellar Evolution Central Star Planetary Nebula Asymptotic Giant Branch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Letizia Stanghellini
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  1. 1.Space Telescope Science Institute Affiliated to the Astrophysics DivisionSpace Science Department of ESAU.S.A

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