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December 03, 2010

Neat Southern Planetaries


October 1998: Starting an extended series  written and contributed by  Andrew James in Australia. A grand tour of deep southern skies and the many unique and beautiful planetary nebulae located there. 

Click on the link above to continue your adventure with Articles 1 through 20.

 

November 1999: Four Challenging Planetary Nebulae Lie Near Or Within Globular Clusters. Here is a link to the pages that will give you all the information on these Challenge PNe's.

The Index

CLICK ON THUMBNAIL TO LINK TO THAT PLANETARY'S FEATURE PAGE
NGC2392- 
ESKIMO  
NEBULA
NGC2440 IN 
PUPPIS
NGC4361 IN 
CORVUS
NGC3242- 
GHOST OF JUPITER
NGC6543- 
CAT'S EYE NEBULA

Blue Snowball In OIII Light

IC972 IN VIRGO

NGC2346 IN MONOCEROS

NGC6210 IN HERCULES

NGC6302 - THE BUG NEBULA

NGC7662
BLUE SNOWBALL


This is an attempt to put together a series of images, data, and a finder chart on particularly  interesting planetary nebulae.  This series will be expanded from the current ten PN's shown.
I am open to suggestions on what to include here, but I would prefer not to have the four Messier objects (M27, M57, M76, and M97), even though they are the 'bread and butter' of us PN types.


The most excellent resource for information on these four Messier objects can be found on the following links, which are pages on the SEDS (Students for the Exploration & Development of Space) web site:
M27    M57    M76    M97


Eventually, I shall include some interesting and obscure planetaries, but for the present, I will be concentrating on the many objects found in the NGC/IC catalogs.


New Planetary Nebulae Series On Southern Planetaries!
Starting in October, 1998, I am pleased to start presenting a series entitled 'Neat Southern Planetaries'.  This series of fascinating articles has been written by an Australian observer, Mr. Andrew James. This series of articles has appeared in the publications of his astronomy club, the 'Astronomical Society of New South Wales, Inc.' and is reprinted here with the author's greatly appreciated assistance!  To view this series as I place them on line, click the appropriate link:

NSP1    NSP2    NSP3     NSP4    NSP5    NSP6     NSP7    NSP8    NSP9   
NSP10     NSP11    NSP12    NSP13     NSP14       NSP15       NSP16
NSP17        NSP18    NSP19    NSP20

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