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J/ApJ/416/62        Planetary nebulae as standard candles. IX. (McMillan+, 1993)

Planetary nebulae as standard candles. IX. The distance to the Fornax cluster. McMillan R., Ciardullo R., Jacoby G.H. <Astrophys. J. 416, 62 (1993)> =1993ApJ...416...62M
ADC_Keywords: Planetary nebulae ; Galaxies, nearby Keywords: distance scale - galaxies: clusters: individual: Fornax - ISM: individual (NGC 1316, 1399, 1404) - planetary nebulae: general Abstract: We present the results of a planetary nebula (PN) survey of three galaxies in the Fornax Cluster performed with the Cerro Tololo 4m telescope and on-band off-band [O III] λ5007 interference filters. In all, we detected 224 PN candidates : 105 in the peculiar SO/Sa galaxy NGC 1316 (Fornax A), 47 in the E2 galaxy NGC 1404, and 72 in the central cD of the cluster NGC 1399. Using statistically complete samples of planetaries and the procedures described in previous papers in the series, we derive distances to these galaxies from the planetary nebula luminosity function (PNLF). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file tab3-5.dat 54 224 NGC 1316, NGC 1399 and NGC 1404 Planetary Nebulae table7.dat 36 39 Astrometric reference stars
See also: J/ApJ/339/53 : Paper II, M 31 (Ciardullo+, 1989) J/ApJ/344/704 : Paper III, M 81 (Jacoby+, 1989) J/ApJ/344/715 : Paper IV, Leo I group (Ciardullo+, 1989) J/ApJ/356/332 : Paper V, Virgo cluster (Jacoby+, 1990) J/ApJ/365/471 : Paper VI, Magellanic Clouds (Jacoby+, 1990) J/ApJ/383/487 : Paper VII, NGC 1023 group (Ciardullo+, 1991) J/ApJ/462/1 : Paper X, Coma I region (Jacoby+, 1996) J/ApJ/479/231 : Paper XI, M 101, M 51, M96 (Felmeier+, 1997) J/ApJ/577/31 : Paper XII, Pop I and Pop II (Ciardullo+, 2002) Byte-by-byte Description of file: tab3-5.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- [MCJ93] PN designation (NGC NNNN NN) 15- 16 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 18- 19 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 21- 25 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 27 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 28- 29 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 31- 32 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 34- 37 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 40 I1 --- Nobs Number of observations 43- 47 F5.2 mag m5007 m5007 magnitude (=-2.5logF(5007) - 13.74) 54 A1 --- Sample [S] S: PN in the sample
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table7.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- [MCJ93] Astrometric reference star designation (NGC NNNN a) 14- 15 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 17- 18 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 20- 24 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 26 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 27- 28 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 30- 31 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 33- 36 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000)
History: * 17-Jan-2003: Prepared via OCR at CDS. * 08-Sep-2005: The equinox of the coordinates are 2000 instead of 1950 as indicated before References: Jacoby, Paper I 1989ApJ...339...39J Ciardullo & Jacoby Paper VIII 1992ApJ...388..268C
(End) James Marcout, Patricia Bauer [CDS] 17-Jan-2003
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