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Program Information for 2017B-0137


PI: Matthias Kronberger, EBG MedAustron GmbH, matthias.kronberger@gmx.at
Address: TA/OP-PH, Marie-Curie-Strasse 5, Wiener Neustadt 2700 Austria

CoI: George H Jacoby, Lowell Observatory
CoI: Dianne Harmer, NOAO

Title: Imagery and Spectroscopy of True and Candidate Planetary Nebulae within Kepler K2 Campaign 2, 7 and 11 fields

Abstract: We propose a broadband imaging, narrowband imaging and spectroscopy campaign a) to confirm the nature of four new Galactic Planetary Nebula (PN) candidates discovered on digitized sky surveys and located within the fields targeted by the Kepler K2 Campaigns 2 and 7, and b) to study photometrically and spectroscopically the nebular morphologies and CSPNe of another 22 little studied confirmed PNe located in the Kepler K2 Campaign 2, 7 and 11 fields All proposed targets have been accepted for observations with the Kepler satellite in the frame of the Kepler K2 Campaign. The spectra and the imaging data will allow correlating the light curves measured by Kepler with the PN and CSPN properties, for example, if they derive from a close binary progenitor. This will allow us to clarify the mechanisms that lead to the formation of a PN phase between the AGB and white dwarf phases.

Program Type: Standard/Galactic

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2017B):  KP-4m/KOSMOS -- 4n on Aug 16 - Aug 17 2017, Sep 16 - Sep 17 2017


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