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A&A Supplement series, Vol. 121, March 1997, 407-438

Received July 28, 1995; accepted June 10, 1996

Accurate positions and finding charts of known planetary nebulae in the Large Magellanic Cloudgiftex2html_wrap_inline1621giftex2html_wrap_inline1623

P. Leisy tex2html_wrap1645 - M. Dennefeld tex2html_wrap1647 - C. Alard tex2html_wrap1649 - J. Guibert tex2html_wrap1651

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tex2html_wrap1653  Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris 98bis, Btex2html_wrap_inline1625 Arago 75014 Paris, France
tex2html_wrap1655  Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
tex2html_wrap1657  Centre d'Analyse des Images and Observatoire de Paris, DEMIRM/URA 337 du CNRS, 77 Avenue Denfert Rochereau 75014 Paris, France


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 tex2html_wrap_inline1627, and better than tex2html_wrap_inline1629 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.

keywords: planetary nebulae: general -- galaxies: Magellanic Clouds -- galaxies: ISM; stellar content -- astrometry

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