The origin and evolution of planetary nebulae

Other titles
  • The Origin & Evolution of Planetary Nebulae
Published
  • Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press 2000
Physical description
1 online resource (xiii, 243 p. ) ill. ;
ISBN
  • 0-511-52950-3
Notes
  • Series no. on cover and spine: 31.
  • This digitally printed version 2007.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-235) and index.
  • Other format: Also issued in print format.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • History and overview -- Ionization structure of planetary nebulae -- Nebular line radiation -- Nebular continuum radiation -- The neutral gas component -- The dust component -- Observation of the cental star of planetary nebulae -- Morphologies of planetary nebulae -- Problems and questions -- Asymptotic giant branch stars -- progenitors of planetary nebulae -- Evolution of the central stars -- Formation of planetary nebulae -- Dynamical evolution of planetary nebulae -- Protoplanetary nebulae -- the transition objects -- Evolution to the white dwarf stage -- Distances to planetary nebulae -- Comparison between evolutionary models and observations -- PN in the galactic context -- Nebulae in other galaxies -- Concluding remarks.
Related item
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  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam029/99021392.html
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English

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