The first systematic survey of planetary nebula in the solar neighborhood

The physical mechanisms responsible for the PN morphological menagerie are still subject of hot debate


Planetary nebula


Four images, corresponding to NGC 6543, NGC 7662, NGC 7009 and NGC 6826, are part of the files taken by Chandra satelite. These are some examples of data obtained in the first systematic search of planetary nebula in the solar neighborhood, a project called ChanPlaNS. Martin Guerrero, staff of Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), take part on it.



J. H. Kastner et al. The Chandra X-ray Survey of Planetary Nebulae (ChanPlaNS): Probing Binarity, Magnetic Fields, and Wind Collisions. The Astronomical Journal, agosto 2012.


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