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V/127A         MASH Catalogues of Planetary Nebulae        (Parker+ 2006-2008)

The Macquarie/AAO/Strasbourg Hα Planetary Nebula Catalogue (MASH) Parker Q.A., Acker A., Frew D.J., Hartley M., Peyaud A.E.J., Phillipps S., Russeil D., Beaulieu S.F., Cohen M., Koppen J., Marcout J., Miszalski B., Morgan D.H., Morris R.A.H., Ochsenbein F., Pierce M.J., <Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 373, 79-94 (2006)> =2006MNRAS.373...79P
MASH-II: more planetary nebulae from the AAO/UKST Hα survey. Miszalski B., Parker Q.A., Acker A., Birkby J.L., Frew D.J., Kovacevic A. <Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 384, 525-534 (2008)> =2008MNRAS.384..525M ADC_Keywords: Planetary nebulae ; Surveys ; Photometry, H-alpha ; Spectroscopy Keywords: astronomical data bases: miscellaneous - catalogues - surveys - planetary nebulae: emission line - photometry Description: The Macquarie/AAO/Strasbourg Hα Planetary Nebula Catalogue (MASH) contains 903 new true, likely and possible Galactic Planetary Nebulae (PNe) discovered from the AAO/UKST Hα survey of the southern Galactic plane. The combination of depth, resolution, uniformity, and areal coverage of the H αsurvey has opened up an hitherto unexplored region of parameter space permitting the detection of this significant new PN sample. This catalogue includes also the spectra of the PNe as FITS files (in the "sp" subdirectory), and a gallery of images created as a combination of the Hα and short red images of the survey. The second part, MASH-II (table mash2.dat) consists of over 300 true, likely and possible new Galactic PNe found after re-examination of the entire AAO/UKST Hα survey of the Southern Galactic Plane in digital form. Over 240 of these new candidates were confirmed as bona fide PNe on the basis of spectroscopic observations. The spectra of this supplement will be available in the future. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file mash1.dat 368 903 The MASH Catalog of Planetary Nebulae (paper I) mash2.dat 368 335 The MASH-II Supplement (from paper II) sp.dat 55 1657 *List of spectra available in "sp" subdirectory im_tn/* 0 1229 Color icons (JPEG), im_rgb/* 0 1252 Color images (JPEG) im_sr/* 0 1232 Images from Short Red survey (JPEG) im_ha/* 0 1255 Images in Hα (JPEG) fits/* 0 2464 Images, in Hα and Short Red, from SuperCosmos sp/* 0 2191 *Spectra (FITS)
Note on sp.dat, sp/*: available for the first survey only.
See also: V/84 : Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (Acker+, 1992) : SuperCOSMOS Hα Survey Byte-by-byte Description of file: mash1.dat mash2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1 A1 --- n_PNG [TLP] True, Likely or Possible PN nature 4- 15 A12 --- PNG Name of PN, based on Galactic position (1) 17- 29 A13 --- Name Usual name of the PN (2) 31- 32 I2 h RAh Right Ascension J2000 (hours) 34- 35 I2 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 37- 40 F4.1 s RAs Right Ascension J2000 (seconds) 42 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 43- 44 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees) 46- 47 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 49- 50 I2 arcsec DEs Declination J2000 (seconds) 53- 60 F8.4 deg GLon Galactic longitude 62- 69 F8.4 deg GLat Galactic latitude 73- 78 F6.1 arcsec MajDiam ? Major diameter of the PN from Hα image 80- 85 F6.1 arcsec MinDiam ? Minor diameter of the PN from Hα image 88- 94 A7 --- CS Type of central star (4) 96-102 A7 --- Morph Morphology of the nebula 104-106 A3 --- Tel Telescope used (3) 108-117 A10 "D/M/Y" ObsDate ? Date of first spectroscopic observation 121-127 A7 --- HaExp Hα survey exposure number (5) 129-135 A7 --- HaFld Hα survey field number (5) 138-368 A231 --- Comments Notes and comments
Note (1): This designation follows the accepted IAU convention introduced in the "Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae" (Acker et al., 1992, Cat. V/84) Note (2): This name was used also in the preliminary 2001 CD-ROM, and uses initials of prime discoverer surnames followed by truncated equatorial coordinates; the initials are PHR (Parker, Hartley, Russeil), PPA (Peyaud, Parker, Acker) and FP (Frew, Parker). Note (3): Telescope used for the first spectroscopic observation: M1 = MSSSO 1.9m (Mount Stromlo, Australia) MS = MSSSO 2.3m (Mount Stromlo, Australia) SA = SAAO 1.9m (South Africa) FL = FLAIR MOS system on UKST (Australia) 6D = 6dF MOS system on UKST (Australia) E1 = ESO 1.5m (Chile) OH = OHP 1.9m AAT = Anglo-Australian Telescope VLT = ESO Very Large Telescope Note (4): In mash2.dat only. It indicates the presence of a central star, and may take the values B (blue), [WR] (Wolf-Rayet star) or wels (weak emission-line star). Note (5): in mash1.dat only.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: sp.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- PNG Name of planetary nebula, as in "mash1.dat" 14- 23 A10 "date" Obs Day of spectroscopic observation 25- 55 A31 --- FITSfile Name of spectrum file, in "sp" subdirectory
History: * 15-Jun-2006: Original version (905 PNe) * 05-Mar-2007: Removed 2 PNe: G340.4+06.3 = PHR1623-4039 and G002.5+01.3 = PHR1746-2603 * 07-Aug-2007: one more removed (HP1441-6226 = G315.2-02.2, is part of SNR) and new spectra added (in sp subdirectory) * 17-Aug-2007: corrections of column "Name", for lines: 12. PHR0700-1144 corrected into PHR0700-1143 42. PHR0740-2057 corrected into PHR0740-2055 314. PHR1625-4523 corrected into PHR1625-4522 412. PHR1720-4628 corrected into PHR1720-4633 526. PPA1753-3157 corrected into PPA1753-2836 726. PHR1804-2643 corrected into PHR1804-2642 * 18-Feb-2008: one PN was missing, introduced (at end of files) G271.8-05.1 = PHR0855-5310; new total of 903PNe. * 27-Feb-2008: MASH-II added. * 18-Jul-2008: mash2.dat modifications: 23 PNe added (confirmed spectroscopically), 3 PNe removed (G356.2-05.3, G352.3-05.6, G007.2-01.6); status (True or Likely) modified by spectroscopy.
(End) Quentin Parker [AAO/Macquarie], Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 15-Jun-2006
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