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V/84       Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (Acker+, 1992)

Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae Acker A., Ochsenbein F., Stenholm B., Tylenda R., Marcout J., Schohn C. <European Southern Observatory -- ISBN 3-923524-41-2 (1992)> =1992ESOPN...1....1A (SIMBAD/NED Reference)
ADC_Keywords: Planetary nebulae ; Spectroscopy Description: The electronic version of the catalogue referenced above includes 1143 true and probable planetary nebulae (Table 1 of publication); 347 objects which status is still unclear were classified among the "possible" planetary nebulae (file pospn, Table 2 of publication); and 330 objects have been rejected (file notpn, Table 3 of publication). The designation system of the planetary nebulae of this catalogue follows the recommendations of IAU Commission 5 (Astronomical Nomenclature) with the structure: PN Glll.l+bb.b where PN means "Planetary Nebula", G stands for "Galactic Coordinates", and lll.l+bb.b stand for the galactic longitude and latitude respectively, truncated to one decimal place. The designations following this system appear in the columns labelled "PNG" in the tables described below, where the "PN G" prefix has been stripped. Data concerning the 1143 true and probable planetary nebulae (part II of the publication) have been grouped in a set of related tables described below, all sorted by the "PNG" column. Note that, unlike the printed volume, only the bibliographic references corresponding to data listed in the tables are provided here, in the "refs.dat" file. Copies of the complete catalogue, including the Finding Charts (Part I) can still be ordered at the ESO Information Service, Karl-Schwarzschildstr. 2, D-85748 Garching bei Muenchen, Germany, at a price of DM 135. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file main.dat 224 1143 Discoverers, Designations, and Positions of True and Possible Planetary Nebulae (1) diam.dat 66 1143 Diameters of PN (optical and radio) (1) dist.dat 38 296 Distance estimations (2) dista.dat 38 3017 Statistical distances (2) hbeta.dat 64 991 H-beta fluxes (1) intens.dat 117 1046 Line intensities results (1) iue.dat 77 1715 IUE observations log (2) iras.dat 88 774 IRAS Point Source Catalogue fluxes (1) nir.dat 106 365 Near infra-red observations (1) radio.dat 46 689 Radio observations (1) vel.dat 73 614 Radial and Expansion Velocities (1) cstar.dat 285 692 Data concerning Central Stars of PN (1) notes.dat 115 703 Notes and remarks about some nebulae (2) refs.dat 80 872 References pospn.dat 111 347 Possible PN (table 2) notpn.dat 121 330 Objects rejected as PN (table 3)
Note (1): one entry or less per planetary nebula Note (2): several entries may exist for a planetary nebula
See also: J/A+A/307/215 : Spectrophotometry of PNe (Cuisinier+, 1996) Byte-by-byte Description of file: main.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13- 14 I2 h RAh Right Ascension B1950 (hours) 16- 17 I2 min RAm Right Ascension B1950 (minutes) 19- 23 F5.2 s RAs [0/60[? Right Ascension B1950 (seconds) 24 A1 --- DE- Declination B1950 (sign) 25- 26 I2 deg DEd Declination B1950 (degrees) 28- 29 I2 arcmin DEm Declination B1950 (minutes) 31- 34 F4.1 arcsec DEs [0/60[? Declination 1950 (seconds) 35 A1 --- fp [ad*] Flag for inaccurate B1950 Position: a if RA originally only given to 0.1min d if DE originally only given to 0.1arcmin or worse * if both 'a' and 'd' 37- 44 A8 --- r_Pos Reference of position 46- 58 A13 --- Name Main designation 60- 68 A9 --- PK Designation in PK67 70- 80 A11 --- IRAS Designation in IRAS catalogue 82-112 A31 --- Disc Discoverer name and publication year 115-224 A110 --- Idents Other names separated by commas
Byte-by-byte Description of file: diam.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13 A1 --- l_oDiam Limit flag on oDiam 14- 19 F6.1 arcsec oDiam ? Optical diameter 20 A1 --- u_oDiam Uncertainty flag (:) on oDiam 22- 49 A28 --- r_oDiam References for oDiam 51 A1 --- l_rDiam Limit flag on Radio diameter 52- 57 F6.2 arcsec rDiam ? Radio diameter 58 A1 --- u_rDiam Uncertainty flag (:) on oDiam 59- 66 A8 --- r_rDiam Reference on Radio diameter
Byte-by-byte Description of file: dist.dat dista.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 14 A1 --- Method [EKSWXDCM] Method used for distance determination (1) 16- 21 F6.3 kpc Dist1 ? Lower distance if l_Dist is '-' 22 A1 --- l_Dist [-<>] '-' if Dist1 is a lower limit; '<' or '>' apply to Dist. 23- 28 F6.3 kpc Dist Distance in kiloparsecs. 29 A1 --- u_Dist [?:] Uncertainty flag on Dist 31- 38 A8 --- r_Dist Reference of Dist determination.
Note (1): This field is blank for file "dista" (statistical distances); for file "dist", the following symbols are used to describe the method: C = from cluster membership D = from dust E = from local extinction study K = from kinematical studies M = mean value from a compilation of individual distances S = from spectroscopic parallax of binary companions W = from wind X = from a comparison of tangential and radial expansions (blank) = statistical distance
Byte-by-byte Description of file: hbeta.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13- 18 F6.2 [mW/m2] log(Fbeta) [-15/-9] log of flux in H-beta 21- 24 F4.2 [mW/m2] e_log(Fbeta) ? Mean error on log(Fbeta) 28- 64 A37 --- r_log(Fbeta) References
Byte-by-byte Description of file: intens.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13- 34 A22 --- ObsLabel Observation name (includes the date) 36 A1 --- LineRef [ab] Line taken as reference (value=100): 'a'=H-alpha (6563), 'b'=H-beta (4861) 40- 46 F7.1 --- I4686 ]0/15000]? Line intensity of HeII at 468.6nm 47 A1 --- u_I4686 Uncertainty flag on I4686 50- 56 F7.1 --- I4363 ]0/15000]? Line intensity of [OIII] at 436.3nm 57 A1 --- u_I4363 Uncertainty flag on I4363 59 A1 --- n_I5007 [*] '*' if the measurement refers to 495.9nm because 500.7nm line is saturated 60- 66 F7.1 --- I5007 ]0/15000]? Line intensity of [OIII] at 500.7nm 67 A1 --- u_I5007 Uncertainty flag on I5007 70- 76 F7.1 --- I5876 ]0/15000]? Line intensity of HeI 77 A1 --- u_I5876 Uncertainty flag on I5876 at 587.6nm 80- 86 F7.1 --- I6563 ]0/15000]? Line intensity of H-alpha at 656.3nm 87 A1 --- u_I6563 Uncertainty flag on I6563 90- 96 F7.1 --- I6584 [0/15000]? Line intensity of [NII] at 658.4nm 97 A1 --- u_I6584 Uncertainty flag on I6584 99 A1 --- n_I6717 [B] 'B' if line is blended 100-106 F7.1 --- I6717 ]0/15000]? Line intensity of [SII] at 671.7nm 107 A1 --- u_I6717 Uncertainty flag on I6717 109 A1 --- n_I6731 [B] 'B' if line is blended 110-116 F7.1 --- I6731 ]0/15000]? Line intensity of [SII] at 673.1nm 117 A1 --- u_I6731 Uncertainty flag on I6731
Byte-by-byte Description of file: iue.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13- 24 A12 --- IUEname Name as found in the IUE Merged Log 26- 45 A20 --- 1950Pos Position as found in the IUE Merged Log 47- 57 A11 "date" Obs.date Date of the Observation 59- 63 A5 "h:m" Obs.time Time (hours, minutes) of the Observation 65- 66 I2 --- OType Object class as found in the IUE Merged Log 68- 70 A3 --- Camera designation, LW=Long Wavelength, SW=Short Wavelength 72- 76 A5 --- Image identification of the Observation
Byte-by-byte Description of file: iras.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13- 23 A11 --- IRAS IRAS source name 24- 25 I2 h RAIR.h Right Ascension, equinox 1950.0, epoch 1983.5 26- 27 I2 min RAIR.m Right Ascension, equinox 1950.0, epoch 1983.5 28- 30 I3 ds RAIR.ds Right Ascension, equinox 1950.0, epoch 1983.5 31 A1 --- DEIR.- Declination, equinox 1950.0, epoch 1983.5 32- 33 I2 deg DEIR.d Declination, equinox 1950.0, epoch 1983.5 34- 35 I2 arcmin DEIR.m Declination, equinox 1950.0, epoch 1983.5 36- 37 I2 arcsec DEIR.s Declination, equinox 1950.0, epoch 1983.5 38- 40 I3 arcsec Major Uncertainty ellipse major axis 41- 43 I3 arcsec Minor Uncertainty ellipse minor axis 44- 46 I3 deg PosAng Uncertainty ellipse position angle (1) 47- 48 I2 --- NHcon Number of times observed 49- 57 E9.3 Jy Fnu12 Average non-color corrected flux density, IRAS/12µm 58- 66 E9.3 Jy Fnu25 Average non-color corrected flux density, IRAS/25µm 67- 75 E9.3 Jy Fnu60 Average non-color corrected flux density, IRAS/60µm 76- 84 E9.3 Jy Fnu100 Average non-color corrected flux density, IRAS/100µm 85 I1 --- q_Fnu12 [1/3] Flux density quality (3=ok), 12um (1) 86 I1 --- q_Fnu25 [1/3] Flux density quality (3=ok), 25um (1) 87 I1 --- q_Fnu60 [1/3] Flux density quality (3=ok), 60um (1) 88 I1 --- q_Fnu100 [1/3] Flux density quality (3=ok), 100um (1)
Note (1): the IRAS flux qualities are 1 = upper limit 2 = moderate quality 3 = high quality
Byte-by-byte Description of file: nir.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13- 17 F5.2 mag Jmag ? Magnitude in J filter (1.25um) 19 A1 --- l_Hmag Limit flag on Hmag 20- 24 F5.2 mag Hmag ? Magnitude in H filter (1.65um) 26 A1 --- l_Kmag Limit flag on Kmag 27- 31 F5.2 mag Kmag ? Magnitude in K filter (2.22um) 33 A1 --- l_Lmag Limit flag on Lmag 34- 38 F5.2 mag Lmag ? Magnitude in L/L' filter (3.5/3.8um) 39 A1 --- n_Lmag ['] the apostrophe indicates the L' filter 41- 45 A5 --- Class [NDSP,?+ ] Class based on the near-IR (1) 48- 76 A29 --- r_Phot References for JHKL photometry 78-105 A28 --- r_Class References describing the Spectrum
Note (1): The classes indicate the major source of near-IR emission: N: from the nebular gas D: from the dust S: from a star, either the exciting star or a companion P: Possibly proto-planetary nebula
Byte-by-byte Description of file: radio.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13 A1 --- l_Rad2cm Limit flag on Rad2cm 14- 19 F6.1 mJy Rad2cm ? Radio flux density at 2cm (14.7GHz) 21- 28 A8 --- r_Rad2cm Reference of Rad2cm 30 A1 --- l_Rad6cm Limit flag on Rad6cm 31- 36 F6.1 mJy Rad6cm ? Radio flux density at 6cm (5GHz) 37 A1 --- u_Rad6cm Uncertainty flag on Rad6cm 39- 46 A8 --- r_Rad6cm Reference of Rad6cm
Byte-by-byte Description of file: vel.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13- 18 F6.1 km/s RVel ? Radial Velocity 21- 24 F4.1 km/s e_RVel ? Mean error on RVel 26- 33 A8 --- r_RVel Source of the Radial Velocity 36 A1 --- l_ExpVel Limit flag on ExpVel 37- 40 F4.1 km/s ExpVel ? Expansion velocity [OIII] 41 A1 --- u_ExpVel [*] Note on ExpVel (1) 43- 50 A8 --- r_ExpVel Source of ExpVel 53 A1 --- n_ExpVel [±] Note on the elements (2) 56 A1 --- l_ExpVel2 Limit flag on ExpVel2 57- 60 F4.1 km/s ExpVel2 ? Expansion velocity [NII] 61 A1 --- u_ExpVel2 [*] Note on ExpVel2 (1) 63- 70 A8 --- r_ExpVel2 Reference of ExpVel2 73 A1 --- n_ExpVel2 [±] Note on the elements (2)
Note (1): The '*' indicates that the value is derived from another ion (neither [OIII] nor [NII]) Note (2): This flag has the following meaning: '+' when expansion velocity from other ions are given in the reference '-' when no value was given in the source
Byte-by-byte Description of file: cstar.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13- 18 A6 --- AG82 Name in ref. AG82 (Acker et al., Publ. Speciale CDS 3, 1982) 22- 26 F5.2 mag Umag ? Johnson's U filter mag. of central star 28 A1 --- l_Bmag Limit flag on Bmag 29- 33 F5.2 mag Bmag ? Johnson's B filter mag. of central star 36 A1 --- l_Vmag Limit flag on Vmag 37- 41 F5.2 mag Vmag ? Johnson's V filter mag. of central star 44 A1 --- Quality [ABCDP] Accuracy of the photometry (1) 47- 72 A26 --- r_UBV References of Photometry 75-101 A27 --- Remarks Remarks on Photometry 103-116 A14 --- Sp Spectral type of central star 117-124 A8 --- r_Sp Reference of Spectral type 126-135 A10 --- Sp2 Other spectral classification 138-145 A8 --- r_Sp2 Reference of Sp2 147-156 A10 --- Sp3 Other spectral classification 161-168 A8 --- r_Sp3 Reference of Sp3 170-285 A116 --- Names Various designations of the Central Star separated by a semi-colon (;)
Note (1): The Quality are defined as follows: A = mean error < 0.10 B = 0.10 < mean error < 0.25 C = 0.25 < mean error < 0.5 D = 0.5 < mean error P = derived from photographs; mean error about 1mag.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- PNG Designation of the Galactic Planetary Nebula 13-115 A103 --- Text Text of the note
Byte-by-byte Description of file: pospn.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 15 A15 --- Name Usual name 17 A1 --- n_PK [*] The '*' indicates that PK was not published in the PK67 reference 18- 26 A9 --- PK Designation in PK67 (or later, see n_PK) 29- 30 I2 h RAh Right Ascension J2000 (hours) 32- 35 F4.1 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 37 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 38- 39 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees) 41- 42 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 45- 50 F6.2 deg GLON Galactic longitude 52- 57 F6.2 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 60- 62 A3 --- Class [UHPLNE?*2 ] Class of the object (1) 65-111 A47 --- OtherNames separated by a comma (,)
Note (1): the class has the following meaning: U = no spectrum could be detected H = faint object highly reddened showing a weak H-alpha emission H2? = faint object showing IRAS colours typical of a HII region *? = object with a faint continuum ** = object of unclear status with a well known emission line spectrum PN = possibly high or normal excitation planetary nebula PPN = proto-planetary nebula LE = low-excitation nebula
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notpn.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 15 A15 --- Name Usual name 17 A1 --- n_PK [*] The '*' indicates that PK was not published in the PK67 reference 18- 26 A9 --- PK Designation in PK67 (or later, see n_PK) 29- 30 I2 h RAh [0/24[? Right Ascension J2000 (hours) (1) 32- 35 F4.1 min RAm [0/60[? Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 37 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 38- 39 I2 deg DEd [0/90[? Declination J2000 (degrees) 41- 42 I2 arcmin DEm [0/60[? Declination J2000 (minutes) 45- 50 F6.2 deg GLON [0/360[? Galactic longitude 52- 57 F6.2 deg GLAT [-90/90]? Galactic latitude 60-121 A62 --- Notes *Notes concerning the object
Note (1): coordinates are blank when several PK designations have been assigned to the same PN, as e.g. PK 358-1 1 and PK 358-1 3 Note on Notes: * (a) see Acker et al., =1987A&AS...71..163A * (b) see Acker & Stenholm, =1990A&AS...86..219A * (c) see Acker et al., 1991, =1991A&AS...87..499A * Note 1 on Al 2-E: this PK number (359+ 3 4) was first given to the object Wray 11-88 by Allen in 1979 (Obs. 93, 83) and then used by MacConnel in 1983 (Vatican Obs. Publ. 2, n.5, 63). The object Wray 17-88 was not detected as having any emission line and is this not a PN. Kohoutek in 1983 gives the designation 359+3 4 to the object Al 2-E found by Allen and this should be used, although Allen himself gives 359+3 5.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 8 A8 --- Ref Reference code (repeated on each line) 9- 80 A72 --- Text Text if reference (authors and titles)
History: * 18-Nov-1997: Two errors corrected about DHW PNe in main and pospn. * 03-Nov-2000: file refs.dat reformatted.
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 21-Dec-1994
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