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J/A+A/479/155       Proper motions of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (Kerber+, 2008)

Galactic Planetary Nebulae and their Central Stars. II. Proper Motions. Kerber F., Mignani R.M., Smart R.L., Wicenec A. <Astron. Astrophys. 479, 155 (2008)> =2008A&A...479..155K
ADC_Keywords: Proper motions ; Combined data ; Planetary nebulae ; Surveys Keywords: planetary nebulae: general - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics - catalogues - astrometry Abstract: More than 1500 Galactic planetary nebulae (PNe) are known but only a tiny fraction of them have measured proper motions. To date, the largest set of proper motion (PM) data for PNe is the one by Cudworth (1974AJ.....79.1384C), which includes 62 objects 25 of which have PM with significance better than 3σ. With our new compilation of 234 PNe we enlarge - compared to Cudworth's 25 - by almost an order of magnitude the number of PNe and central stars (CSs) with reliably measured proper motion (i.e. with significance better than 3σ in at least one component) and confirm some previous measurements. We have used all-sky astrometric catalogues available via the Vizier database to collect proper motion information for a sample of objects selected from the catalogue of PNe positions of Kerber et al. (2003, Cat. J/A+A/408/1029). Description: Master proper motion catalogue. The columns give: the PNG number and a common name, the PN morphological classification according to Kerber et al. (2003, Cat. J/A+A/408/1029), the pro per motions in Right Ascension ({muα) and Declination (µδ) in mas/yr together with their associated errors according to the Hipparcos, Tycho-2, UCAC-2, USNO-B and GSC-II catalogues, the proper motion grading defined in section 2.3. Note that the PM value s from USNO-B are not absolute but relative to the YS4.0 catalog. Hence they cannot be directly compared with the other columns. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table3.dat 140 274 Master proper motion catalogue of Planetary Nebulae
See also: I/239 : The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues (ESA 1997) I/259 : The Tycho-2 Catalogue (Hog+ 2000) I/284 : The USNO-B1.0 Catalog (Monet+ 2003) I/289 : UCAC2 Catalogue (Zacharias+ 2004) I/305 : The Guide Star Catalog, Version 2.3.2 (GSC2.3) (STScI, 2006) J/A+A/408/1029 : Coordinates of Galactic planetary nebulae (Kerber+, 2003) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG PN G Number 12- 20 A9 --- Name Common name 22- 23 A2 --- Class Classification according to Paper 1, Kerber et al., Cat. J/A+A/408/1029 (2) 25- 29 F5.1 mas/yr pmRA1 ?=- Proper Motion value in right ascension from Hipparcos (Cat. I/239) 31- 34 F4.1 mas/yr e_pmRA1 ?=- rms uncertainty on pmRAH (1 sigma) 36- 40 F5.1 mas/yr pmDE1 ?=- Proper Motion value in declination from Hipparcos (Cat. I/239) 42- 45 F4.1 mas/yr e_pmDE1 ?=- rms uncertainty on pmDEH (1 sigma) 47- 51 F5.1 mas/yr pmRA2 ?=- Proper Motion value in right ascension from Tycho-2 (Cat. I/259) 53- 55 F3.1 mas/yr e_pmRA2 ?=- rms uncertainty on pmRAT (1 sigma) 57- 61 F5.1 mas/yr pmDE2 ?=- Proper Motion value in declination from Tycho-2 (Cat. I/259) 63- 65 F3.1 mas/yr e_pmDE2 ?=- rms uncertainty on pmDET (1 sigma) 67- 71 F5.1 mas/yr pmRA3 ?=- Proper Motion value in right ascension from UCAC-2 (Cat. I/289) 73- 76 F4.1 mas/yr e_pmRA3 ?=- rms uncertainty on pmRAU (1 sigma) 78- 82 F5.1 mas/yr pmDE3 ?=- Proper Motion value in declination from UCAC-2 (Cat. I/289) 84- 87 F4.1 mas/yr e_pmDE3 ?=- rms uncertainty on pmDEU (1 sigma) 89- 94 F6.1 mas/yr pmRA4 ?=- Proper Motion value in right ascension from USNO-B (Cat. I/284) 96-100 F5.1 mas/yr e_pmRA4 ?=- rms uncertainty on pmRAB (1 sigma) 102-106 F5.1 mas/yr pmDE4 ?=- Proper Motion value in declination from USNO-B (Cat. I/284) 108-112 F5.1 mas/yr e_pmDE4 ?=- rms uncertainty on pmDEB (1 sigma) 114-119 F6.1 mas/yr pmRA5 ?=- Proper Motion value in right ascension from GSC-II (Cat. I/305) 121-125 F5.1 mas/yr e_pmRA5 ?=- rms uncertainty on RAG (1 sigma) 127-132 F6.1 mas/yr pmDE5 ?=- Proper Motion value in declination from GSC-II (Cat. I/305) 134-138 F5.1 mas/yr e_pmDE5 ?=- rms uncertainty on pmDEG (1 sigma) 140 A1 --- Type [ABCD] Significance of proper motion (1)
Note (1): Types as follows: A = proper-motion at ≥5σ in at least one component, confirmed by at least one other independant catalogue (≥3{sigma) B = proper-motion at 3≤σ≤5 in at least one component, confirmed by at least one other independant catalogue C = proper-motion at ≥3σ in at least one component, in one catalogue only D = proper-motion at ≥3σ in at least one component, but discrepancies with other catalogues or a large error bar (≥30mas) make the significance questionable Note (2): Classes defined as follows (from J/A+A/408/1029): CS = A central star is known or recognizable, clearly separated from the nebula. ST = The nebular itself is stellar like or unresolved PH = The nebula is either resolved or extended with a well defined photometric center. GEO = The nebula is extended either ring-like or symmetric in general, or with a more complex morphology and no well defined photometric center.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 28-Jan-2008
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