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Planetary nebulae as astronomical tools : International Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools, Gdańsk, Poland, 28 June-2 July 2005 / editors, Ryszard Szczerba, Grażyna Stasińska, Sławomir K. Górny.

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Meeting:
International Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools (2005 : Gdańsk, Poland)
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2005
Imprint:
Melville, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2005.
Format:
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xxiii, 357 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title Variation:
Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools, Gdańsk, Poland, 28 June-2 July 2005
International Conference on Planetary Nebulae as Astronomical Tools, Gdańsk, Poland, 28 June-2 July 2005
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Observational techniques and new samples of planetary nebulae
  • Nebulae
  • Central stars
  • Planetary nebulae and dust
  • Planetary nebulae and the chemical evolution of galaxies
  • The planetary nebula luminosity function
  • Planetary nebulae as test particles in and outside galaxies.
Publisher's Summary:
Planetary nebulae are gaseous envelopes ejected from solar-type stars at the end of their lives. They have traditionally been considered by specialists as testbeds for theories of stellar evolution and as laboratories to study the physics of warm nebular gases. The interest of the astronomical community in planetary nebulae has increased considerably in recent years due to the demonstration that planetary nebulae can be used to measure the distances and masses of galaxies or to reveal the presence of stars outside galaxies. This conference explored the entire potential of planetary nebulae as tools for astronomy.
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Note:
Also issued online.
Contributor:
Szczerba, R. (Ryszard)
Stasińska, G.
Górny, S. K. (Sławomir K.)
Series:
AIP conference proceedings, 0094-243X ; v. 804
AIP conference proceedings no. 804.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0735402949
9780735402942

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