New Candidate Planetary Nebulae in Galactic Globular Clusters from the VVV Survey

Dante Minniti, Bruno Dias, Matías Gómez, Tali Palma, Joyce B. Pullen

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Only four globular cluster planetary nebulae (GCPN) are known so far in the Milky Way. About 50 new globular clusters have been recently discovered toward the Galactic bulge. We present a search for planetary nebulae within 3′ of the new globular clusters, revealing the identification of new candidate GCPN. These possible associations are PN SB 2 with the GC Minni 06, PN G354.9-02.8 with the GC Minni 11, PN G356.8-03.6 with the GC Minni 28, and PN Pe 2-11 with the GC Minni 31. We discard PN H 2-14 located well within the projected tidal radius of the new globular cluster FSR1758 because they have different measured radial velocities. These are interesting objects that need follow-up observations (especially radial velocities) in order to confirm membership and to measure their physical properties in detail. If confirmed, this would double the total number of Galactic GCPN.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL15
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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