Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 121, Number 3, March 1997
|Page(s)||407 - 438|
|Published online||15 March 1997|
Accurate positions and finding charts of known planetary nebulae in the Large Magellanic Cloud *,**,***
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris 98bis, Bd Arago 75014 Paris, France
2 Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
3 Centre d'Analyse des Images and Observatoire de Paris, DEMIRM/URA 337 du CNRS, 77 Avenue Denfert Rochereau 75014 Paris, France
Send offprint request to: P. Leisy
Accepted: 10 June 1996
We present identifications and accurate positions for about 280 planetary nebulae (PNe) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). These positions are needed for follow-up ground or space observations. Entire Schmidt plates have been scanned with the MAMA micro-densitometer, and PPM stars used for the astrometric reduction. The precision achieved is always better than , and better than for most of the objects not located close to the border of the plates. Photometry in the B band is provided with an accuracy of about 0.2 magnitude, except in too crowded zones where the background cannot be determined. Cross-identifications with IRAS sources have also been tabulated and discussed.
Key words: planetary nebulae: general / galaxies: Magellanic Clouds / galaxies: ISM; stellar content / astrometry
© European Southern Observatory (ESO), 1997