The past, present and future of Galactic planetary nebula surveys

  title={The past, present and future of Galactic planetary nebula surveys},
  author={Quentin A. Parker and David J. Frew and Agn{\`e}s Acker and Brent Miszalski and Department of Engineering Physics and Astronomy and Macquarie University and Macquarie University Research Centre in Astronomy and Astrophysics and Astrophotonics and Australian Astronomical Observatory and Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg and South African astronomical Observatory},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={9 - 16}
Abstract Over the last decade Galactic planetary nebula discoveries have entered a golden age due to the emergence of high sensitivity, high resolution narrow-band surveys of the Galactic plane. These have been coupled with access to complimentary, deep, multi-wavelength surveys across near-IR, mid-IR and radio regimes in particular from both ground-based and space-based telescopes. These have provided powerful diagnostic and discovery capabilities. In this review these advances are put in the… Expand
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  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
  • 2010
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