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Planetary nebulae discovered and confirmed by amateur astronomers
  July 4th 2017 - Pascal Le Dû  Other / Varius   
Fig1: de gauche à droite et de haut en bas: Pre43 - Tan1 - Su1 - Fe6 - Pre44 - Ga1
Unreferenced objects from the sky are regularly discovered by amateur astronomers from their own images or from professional images. Like the DSH list, thanks to the initiative of Agnès Acker and Pascal Le Dû [1][5], a list of planetary nebulae candidates is maintained in France and regularly published in the SAF magazine and then in VizieR. Recently, amateur astronomers specializing in spectroscopy have managed to observe the spectra of some of these candidates to confirm their nature.
Instruments and teams
The spectra of some candidates were acquired with modest instruments from 0.09 m to 0.2 m diameter. Specific missions have allowed amateur teams like the PNST to use larger telescopes from 0.5 m (AstroQueyras) to 1 m (Calern) diameter. The spectrographs used are at low resolution at F/D = 5.
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  About the article...
Date: July 4th 2017
Author: Pascal Le Dû
Category: Other / Varius
Article id: 8
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