A consolidated online database of Galactic planetary nebulae

Brent Miszalski*, A. Acker, F. Ochsenbein, Q. A. Parker

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Since the issue of the unifying Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (SECGPN) a large number of new discoveries have been made thanks to improved surveys and discovery techniques. The increasingly heterogeneous published population of Galactic PNe, that we have determined totals <2850 PNe, is becoming more difficult to study on the whole without a centralised repository. We introduce a consolidated and interactive online database with object classifications that reflect the latest multi-wavelength data and the most recent results. The extensible database, hosted by the Centre de Donnees astronomique de Strasbourg (CDS), will contain a wealth of observed data for large, well-defined samples of PNe including coordinates, multi-wavelength images, spectroscopy, line intensities, radial velocities and central star information. It is anticipated that the database will be publicly released early 2012.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlanetary Nebulae: An Eye to the Future
EditorsArturo Manchado, Letizia Stanghellini, Detlef Schönberner
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221


  • catalogs
  • planetary nebulae: general


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