Radio planetary nebulae in the Small Magellanic Cloud

Howard Leverenz*, Miroslav D. Filipović, I. S. Bojičić, E. J. Crawford, J. D. Collier, K. Grieve, D. Drašković, W. A. Reid

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    We present ten new radio continuum (RC) detections at catalogued planetary nebula (PN) positions in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC): SMP S6, LIN 41, LIN 142, SMP S13, SMP S14, SMP S16, J 18, SMP S18, SMP S19 and SMP S22. Additionally, six SMC radio PNe previously detected, LIN 45, SMP S11, SMP S17, LIN 321, LIN 339 and SMP S24 are also investigated (re-observed) here making up a population of 16 radio detections of catalogued PNe in the SMC. These 16 radio detections represent ~15 %  of the total catalogued PN population in the SMC. We show that six of these objects have characteristics that suggest that they are PN mimics: LIN 41, LIN 45, SMP S11, LIN 142, LIN 321 and LIN 339. We also present our results for the surface brightness—PN radius relation (Σ−D) of the SMC radio PN population. These are consistent with previous SMC and LMC PN measurements of the (Σ−D) relation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number108
    Pages (from-to)1-13
    Number of pages13
    JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


    • Continuum: galaxies
    • Continuum: ISM
    • Infrared: galaxies
    • Magellanic Clouds
    • Planetary nebulae: general
    • Radio


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