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J/ApJ/689/194    Distances of galactic planetary nebulae   (Stanghellini+, 2008)

The Magellanic cloud calibration of the Galactic planetary nebula distance scale. Stanghellini L., Shaw R.A., Villaver E. <Astrophys. J., 689, 194-202 (2008)> =2008ApJ...689..194S
ADC_Keywords: Planetary nebulae ; Stars, distances ; Radio sources Keywords: planetary nebulae: general Abstract: Galactic planetary nebula (PN) distances are derived, except in a small number of cases, through the calibration of statistical properties of PNs. Such calibrations are limited by the accuracy of individual PN distances, which are obtained with several nonhomogeneous methods, each carrying its own set of liabilities. In this paper we use the physical properties of the PNs in the Magellanic Clouds and their accurately known distances to recalibrate the Shklovsky/Daub (1982ApJ...260..612D) distance technique. Our new calibration is very similar (within 1%) to the commonly used distance scale by Cahn et al. (1992, Cat. J/A+AS/94/399), although there are important differences. We present a catalog of Galactic PN distances using our recalibration, which can be used for future applications, and compare the best individual Galactic PN distances to our new and several other distance scales, both in the literature and newly recalibrated by us, finding that our scale is the most reliable to date. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 34 563 Catalog of Galactic PN distances
See also: V/100 : Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (Acker+ 1996) J/A+AS/94/399 : Absolute fluxes and distances of PN (Cahn+, 1992) J/A+AS/108/485 : PN distance scale (Van de Steene+, 1994) J/ApJS/98/659 : Galactic PNe statistical distance scale (Zhang 1995) J/MNRAS/353/589 : Distances of planetary nebula (Phillips+, 2004) J/PASP/122/524 : Planetary nebula in MACHO Galactic Bulge database (Lutz+, 2010) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- Name Identification (1) 12- 15 F4.2 --- tau Optical thickness parameter 17- 22 F6.2 arcsec rad Angular radius 24- 28 F5.3 Jy F5GHz The 5GHz flux density (2) 30- 34 I5 pc Dist Heliocentric distance from this paper
Note (1): Cahn, Kaler, & Stanghellini 1992 (Cat. J/A+AS/94/399) catalog name. Note (2): From Cahn, Kaler, & Stanghellini 1992 (Cat. J/A+AS/94/399) when available; otherwise equivalent 5GHz flux from Hβ.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Emmanuelle Perret [CDS] 20-Jan-2011
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