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Astron. Astrophys. 324, 1149-1151

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Research Note

DHW 1-2: a mislaid planetary nebula of peculiar morphology

F. Kerber, H. Gröbner, G. Lercher, and R. Weinberger

Institut für Astronomie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstraße 25, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria (ast7.uibk.ac.at)

Received 3 July 1996 / Accepted 10 March 1997


The planetary nebula (PN) candidate DHW 1-2 was found to be mistaken for the object K 2-8. On the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey DHW 2 shows a strange morphology and is accompanied by a strikingly blue star. We obtained both a spectrum and deep direct images in H FORMULA + [NII] and [OIII] that prove DHW 1-2 to be a peculiar planetary nebula in its later stages of evolution.

Key words: ISM: planetary nebula; individual: DHW 1-2

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