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Astron. Astrophys. 324, 1149-1151 (1997)

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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

Abstract

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 [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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Online publication: May 5, 1998

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