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Volume 377, Number 3, October III 2001
Page(s) 1035 - 1041
Section Diffuse matter in space
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20011144

A&A 377, 1035-1041 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20011144

New planetary nebulae towards the galactic center

E. Cappellaro, F. Sabbadin, S. Benetti and M. Turatto

Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, Italy

(Received 28 June 2001 / Accepted 3 August 2001)

Sixteen planetary nebulae and a shocked peculiar nebula were discovered in the direction of the Galactic Center by means of direct inspection of the Palomar Observatory and ESO/SERC sky surveys. For all objects we obtained narrow band H$\alpha$ imaging and medium resolution spectroscopy, allowing us to derive the basic parameters of the emission nebulae. For half of the nebulae of the sample, the central star candidate was identified and an estimate of the star temperature and luminosity is given.

Key words: ISM: planetary nebulae: general -- ISM: general

Offprint request: E. Cappellaro, cappellaro@pd.astro.it

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