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Galaxies 2018, 6(3), 73;

Spectroscopy of Planetary Nebulae with Herschel: A Beginners Guide

Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, KU Leuven, B3001 Leuven, Belgium
Herschel Science Centre, ESAC, Camino Bajo del Castillo sn/n, Villafranca del Castillo, Villanueva de la Cañada, 28692 Madrid, Spain
Received: 28 May 2018 / Revised: 11 July 2018 / Accepted: 13 July 2018 / Published: 17 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Asymmetric Planetary Nebulae VII)
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A brief overview of the Herschel Space Telescope PACS and SPIRE spectrographs is given, pointing out aspects of working with the data products that should be considered by anyone using them. Some preliminary results of Planetary Nebulae (PNe) taken from the Herschel Planetary Nebula Survey (HerPlaNs) programme are then used to demonstrate what can be done with spectroscopy observations made with PACS. The take-home message is that using the full 3D information that PACS spectroscopy observations give will greatly aid in the interpretation of PNe. View Full-Text
Keywords: infra-red; planetary nebulae; integral field spectroscopy infra-red; planetary nebulae; integral field spectroscopy

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