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How do I find out all of the, e.g., planetary nebulae that have been observed?
Posted by z-Schuyler Van Dyk on 04 December 2008 11:47 AM

There are a few different ways you can search for objects such as PNe in our archive.

You can construct your own list of PNe. Unless you trust SIMBAD (or NED) to resolve the coordinates from the names, you should tabulate the RA and Dec and then you can search by position for a whole list of objects at once.

Another thing to do is have a look at the list of titles and abstracts for all accepted programs. At the top of this page, there is a complete list of titles (listed alphabetically by PI). By scanning the titles, you can find that the two GTO programs pid 77 and 68 look promising for PNe. You can also check ADS for access to the abstracts for Spitzer Programs. If the data are already public, the archive will let you download the data.