Some Selected Publications


Discovery, photometry and kinematics of PNs in M 82

Johnson L.C., Méndez R.H., Teodorescu A.M.

2009, ApJ, 697, 1138


Kinematics of planetary nebulae in the outskirts of the elliptical galaxy NGC 4697

Méndez R.H., Teodorescu A.M., Kudritzki R.P., Burkert A.

2009, ApJ, 691, 228


Toward better simulations of planetary nebulae luminosity functions

Méndez R.H., Teodorescu A.M., Schoenberner D., Jacob R., Steffen M.

2008, ApJ, 681, 325


A catalog of planetary nebulae in the elliptical galaxy NGC 4697

Méndez R.H., Teodorescu A.M., Kudritzki R.P.

2008, ApJS, 175, 522


Central stars of planetary nebulae in the Galactic bulge

Hultzsch P.J.N., Puls J., Méndez R.H., Pauldrach A.W.A., Kudritzki R.P., Hoffmann T.L., McCarthy J.K.

2007, A\&A 467, 1253


Planetary nebulae and stellar kinematics in the flattened elliptical galaxy NGC 1344

Teodorescu A.M., Méndez R.H., Saglia R.P., Riffeser A., Kudritzki R.P., Gerhard O.E., Kleyna J.

2005, ApJ, 635, 290


Oxygen and Neon abundances of planetary nebulae in the elliptical galaxy NGC 4697

Méndez R.H., Thomas D., Saglia R.P., Maraston C., Kudritzki R.P., Bender R.

2005, ApJ, 627, 767


Deep PN surveys beyond the Local Group

Méndez R.H.

2006, in ESO Workshop ``Planetary Nebulae beyond the Milky Way'', eds. L.Stanghellini, J.R.Walsh, N.G.Douglas, p. 49 (Invited Review).


Radiation-driven winds of hot luminous stars XV. Constraints on the mass-luminosity relation of central stars of planetary nebulae

Pauldrach A.W.A., Hoffmann T.L., Méndez R.H.

2004, A\&A, 419, 1111


Detection, photometry and slitless radial velocities of 535 planetary nebulae in the flattened elliptical galaxy NGC 4697

Méndez R.H., Riffeser A., Kudritzki R.P., Matthias M., Freeman K.C., Arnaboldi M., Capaccioli M., Gerhard O.E.

2001, ApJ, 563, 135


Discovery of 9 Ly alpha emitters at redshift z=3.1 using narrow-band imaging and VLT spectroscopy

R.P.Kudritzki, R.H.Méndez, J.J.Feldmeier, R.Ciardullo, G.H.Jacoby, K.C.Freeman, M.Arnaboldi, M.Capaccioli, O.Gerhard, H.C.Ford

2000, ApJ, 536, 19.


From intracluster planetary nebulae to high-redshift Ly alpha emitters

R.P.Kudritzki, R.H.Méndez, J.J.Feldmeier, R.Ciardullo, G.H.Jacoby, K.C.Freeman, M.Arnaboldi, M.Capaccioli, O.Gerhard, H.C.Ford

1999, The ESO Messenger, No. 98, p. 50


Distances from the planetary nebulae luminosity function

R.H.Méndez

1999, in ``Post-Hipparcos Cosmic Candles", Astrophysics and Space Science Library Vol. 237, eds. A.Heck and F.Caputo, Kluwer, p. 161 (Invited Review)


The stellar dynamics and mass of NGC 1316 using the radial velocities of planetary nebulae

M.Arnaboldi, K.C.Freeman, O.Gerhard, M.Matthias, R.P.Kudritzki, R.H.Méndez, M.Capaccioli, H.Ford

1998, Astrophys. J., Vol. 507, p. 759


Improved simulations of the planetary nebula luminosity function

R. H. Méndez and T. Soffner

1997, Astron. Astrophys. 321, 898


The bright end of the planetary nebula luminosity function

R.H.MMéndez, R.P.Kudritzki, R.Ciardullo and G.H.Jacoby

Astron. Astrophys., 1993, Vol. 275, p. 534.


On central star luminosities and optical thicknesses in planetary nebulae

R.H.Méndez, R.P.Kudritzki and A.Herrero

Astron. Astrophys., 1992, Vol. 260, p. 329.


Photospheric abundances in central stars of planetary nebulae, and evolutionary implications

Roberto H. Méndez

IAU Symposium 145, 1991, p.375 (Invited Review).


High resolution spectroscopy of central stars of planetary nebulae. I. Basic atmospheric parameters and their interpretation

R.H.Méndez, R.P.Kudritzki, A.Herrero, D.Husfeld and H.G.Groth

Astron. Astrophys., 1988, Vol. 190, p. 113.


Helium-rich subdwarf O stars and central stars of planetary nebulae

R.H.Méndez, C.H.Miguel, U.Heber and R.P.Kudritzki

IAU Colloquium 87, 1986, p. 323 (Invited Review).


The unprecedented light variations of NGC 2346

Roberto H. Méndez, Roel Gathier and Virpi S. Niemela

Astron. Astrophys., 1982, Vol. 116, p. L5.


A reclassification of WC and ``O VI" central stars of planetary nebulae, and comparison with Population I WC stars

Roberto H. Méndez and Virpi S. Niemela

IAU Symposium 99, 1982, p. 457.


The binary central star of NGC 2346 and the extinction puzzle

Roberto H. Méndez and Virpi S. Niemela

Astrophys. J., 1981, Vol. 250, p. 240.


The disappearance of V-V 1-7 and the nature of its central star

R.H.Méndez, P.Lee, A.O'Brien and W.Liller

Astron. Astrophys., 1980, Vol. 91, p. 331.


The relationship between HD 87892 and NGC 3132

Roberto H. Ménndez

Astrophys. J., 1975, Vol. 199, p. 411.


Last revision: August 18, 2009

Roberto H. Méndez (mendez@ifa.hawaii.edu)