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100 Brightest Planetary Nebula for Southern Observers
Submitted: Tuesday, 4th July 2006 by Paul Mayo

In this article I’ve extracted data from the database of a popular Australian Astronomical software package to produce the following list of the 100 Brightest Planetary Nebula South of 0° Declination.

There are two tables, the first table is sorted in order of Magnitude and the second table is sorted in order of Constellation. The Hß Mag. Column lists the Hydrogen-Beta wavelength (4861.3nm) Magnitude of the planetary nebula. Planetary Nebula exhibiting strong emissions in other wavelengths, like Oxygen-III, may infact slightly vary from the Magnitudes in the following list.

The 100 Brightest Planetary Nebula South of 0° Declination

SORTED BY Hβ Mag.

CatalogESOHβ Mag

DIA.
"

ConstellationRA (hr)RA (min)RA (sec)DEC (°)DEC (')DEC (")
NGC 7293 PNG036.1-57.1 8.43 980.0 Aquarius 22 29 38 -20 50 17
IC 418 PNG215.2-24.2 8.95 12.0 Lepus 05 27 28 -12 41 43
Hf 39 PNG288.9-00.8 9.25 72.0 Carina 10 53 58 -60 26 40
NGC 7009 PNG037.7-34.5 9.45 28.5 Aquarius 21 04 11 -11 22 01
NGC 3242 PNG261.0+32.0 9.48 25.0 Hydra 10 24 45 -18 38 35
NGC 3918 PNG294.6+04.7 10.10 19.0 Centaurus 11 50 18 -57 10 50
He 2-131 PNG315.1-13.0 10.40 6.0 Apus 15 37 09 -71 55 03
NGC 1360 PNG220.3-53.9 10.50 385.0 Fornax 03 33 15 -25 52 08
SwSt 1 PNG001.5-06.7 10.83 5.0 Sagittarius 18 16 12 -30 52 14
NGC 5882 PNG327.8+10.0 10.93 14.0 Lupus 15 16 49 -45 39 01
NGC 1535 PNG206.4-40.5 11.05 21.0 Eridanus 04 14 17 -12 44 06
NGC 5315 PNG309.1-04.3 11.05 6.0 Circinus 13 53 56 -66 30 55
NGC 3132 PNG272.1+12.3 11.13 30.0 Vela 10 07 01 -40 26 07
NGC 6818 PNG025.8-17.9 11.20 20.0 Sagittarius 19 43 58 -14 09 13
NGC 2440 PNG234.8+02.4 11.25 16.0 Puppis 07 41 56 -18 12 28
NGC 5189 PNG307.2-03.4 11.30 140.0 Musca 13 33 40 -65 58 31
NGC 246 PNG118.8-74.7 11.33 245.0 Cetus 00 47 04 -11 52 20
NGC 4361 PNG294.1+43.6 11.33 63.0 Corvus 12 24 30 -18 47 09
NGC 6302 PNG349.5+01.0 11.38 44.5 Scorpius 17 13 44 -37 06 13
NGC 2867 PNG278.1-05.9 11.45 14.0 Carina 09 21 25 -58 18 45
Tc 1 PNG345.2-08.8 11.63 9.6 Ara 17 45 35 -46 05 29
IC 2501 PNG281.0-05.6 11.68 2.0 Carina 09 38 47 -60 05 26
He 2-138 PNG320.1-09.6 11.75 7.0 Triangulum Australe 15 55 59 -66 09 19
IC 4776 PNG002.0-13.4 11.80 7.5 Sagittarius 18 45 51 -33 20 46
IC 4406 PNG319.6+15.7 11.85 35.0 Lupus 14 22 26 -44 09 09
M 3- 6 PNG253.9+05.7 11.95 8.2 Pyxis 08 40 44 -32 22 05
IC 2553 PNG285.4-05.3 12.05 9.0 Carina 10 09 21 -62 36 39
NGC 6153 PNG341.8+05.4 12.10 24.0 Scorpius 16 31 30 -40 15 29
IC 2448 PNG285.7-14.9 12.13 9.0 Carina 09 07 06 -69 56 15
A 36 PNG318.4+41.4 12.15 370.0 Virgo 13 40 40 -19 52 58
IC 4634 PNG000.3+12.2 12.23 8.4 Ophiuchus 17 01 33 -21 49 39
IC 2165 PNG221.3-12.3 12.25 9.0 Canis Major 06 21 42 -12 59 04
Ns 238 PNG254.6+00.2 12.25 56.0 Puppis 08 20 56 -36 13 43
Fg 3 PNG352.9-07.5 12.25 2.0 Corona Australis 18 00 11 -38 49 59
NGC 6629 PNG009.4-05.0 12.28 15.5 Sagittarius 18 25 43 -23 12 05
NGC 6567 PNG011.7-00.6 12.33 7.6 Sagittarius 18 13 44 -19 04 25
NGC 6563 PNG358.5-07.3 12.33 47.5 Sagittarius 18 12 03 -33 52 07
IC 1297 PNG358.3-21.6 12.38 7.0 Corona Australis 19 17 23 -39 36 54
He 2-182 PNG325.8-12.8 12.40 3.0 Triangulum Australe 16 54 34 -64 14 41
NGC 6644 PNG008.3-07.3 12.48 2.6 Sagittarius 18 32 34 -25 07 50
IC 4191 PNG304.5-04.8 12.50 5.0 Musca 13 08 46 -67 38 34
NGC 2438 PNG231.8+04.1 12.60 64.0 Puppis 07 41 49 -14 44 03
NGC 3211 PNG286.3-04.8 12.65 16.0 Carina 10 17 50 -62 40 06
Fg 1 PNG290.5+07.9 12.65 16.0 Centaurus 11 28 35 -52 56 05
NGC 3195 PNG296.6-20.0 12.65 42.0 Chamaeleon 10 09 25 -80 51 30
NGC 6326 PNG338.1-08.3 12.70 12.5 Ara 17 20 45 -51 45 27
NGC 5873 PNG331.3+16.8 12.73 7.0 Lupus 15 12 50 -38 07 34
Mz 3 PNG331.7-01.0 12.73 25.0 Norma 16 17 12 -51 59 13
Cn 1-3 PNG345.0-04.9 12.73 5.0 Scorpius 17 26 11 -44 11 36
Lo 5 PNG286.5+11.6 12.75 215.0 Centaurus 11 13 50 -48 05 31
Sp 3 PNG342.5-14.3 12.75 35.5 Ara 18 07 19 -51 01 20
He 2- 47 PNG285.6-02.7 12.80 5.0 Carina 10 23 08 -60 32 32
MyCn 18 PNG307.5-04.9 12.83 4.0 Musca 13 39 32 -67 22 48
M 1-26 PNG358.9-00.7 12.88 4.2 Scorpius 17 45 57 -30 12 07
NGC 6778 PNG034.5-06.7 12.90 15.8 Aquila 19 18 24 -01 35 58
NGC 5307 PNG312.3+10.5 12.95 12.5 Centaurus 13 51 03 -51 12 19
M 2-36 PNG003.2-06.2 13.00 8.1 Sagittarius 18 17 41 -29 08 26
Cn 1-5 PNG002.2-09.4 13.03 7.0 Sagittarius 18 29 11 -31 30 06
NGC 3699 PNG292.6+01.2 13.03 45.0 Centaurus 11 27 58 -59 57 30
NGC 6565 PNG003.5-04.6 13.05 13.6 Sagittarius 18 11 52 -28 10 44
NGC 6445 PNG008.0+03.9 13.05 33.0 Sagittarius 17 49 15 -20 00 40
NGC 5979 PNG322.5-05.2 13.05 8.0 Triangulum Australe 15 47 39 -61 13 10
NGC 6072 PNG342.1+10.8 13.05 70.0 Scorpius 16 12 58 -36 13 44
IC 4637 PNG345.4+00.1 13.08 18.5 Scorpius 17 05 08 -40 53 04
NGC 6309 PNG009.6+14.8 13.10 15.5 Ophiuchus 17 14 03 -12 54 42
Hb 7 PNG003.9-14.9 13.13 4.0 Sagittarius 18 55 38 -32 16 01
NGC 6751 PNG029.2-05.9 13.15 20.5 Aquila 19 05 55 -05 59 33
He 2- 5 PNG264.4-12.7 13.23 3.0 Carina 07 47 20 -51 15 08
IC 2621 PNG291.6-04.8 13.23 5.0 Carina 11 00 19 -65 14 52
IC 4642 PNG334.3-09.3 13.23 16.5 Ara 17 11 44 -55 24 11
A 33 PNG238.0+34.8 13.25 270.0 Hydra 09 39 09 -02 48 29
K 2-15 PNG263.2+00.4 13.25 170.0 Vela 08 48 38 -42 53 42
A 35 PNG303.6+40.0 13.25 770.0 Hydra 12 53 40 -22 51 43
H 2-48 PNG011.3-09.4 13.28 2.0 Sagittarius 18 46 34 -23 26 56
M 3- 1 PNG242.6-11.6 13.28 11.2 Canis Major 07 02 50 -31 35 37
NGC 2792 PNG265.7+04.1 13.28 13.0 Vela 09 12 26 -42 25 28
Mz 1 PNG322.4-02.6 13.28 26.0 Norma 15 34 15 -59 09 06
NGC 6369 PNG002.4+05.8 13.30 38.0 Ophiuchus 17 29 20 -23 45 38
NGC 6741 PNG033.8-02.6 13.30 8.0 Aquila 19 02 36 00 26 52
NGC 2818 PNG261.9+08.5 13.30 50.0 Pyxis 09 16 00 -36 37 28
NGC 2346 PNG215.6+03.6 13.33 52.0 Monoceros 07 09 21 00 48 11
IC 4846 PNG027.6-09.6 13.35 2.0 Aquila 19 16 27 -09 02 42
Me 2-1 PNG342.1+27.5 13.35 6.0 Libra 15 22 18 -23 37 36
NGC 2899 PNG277.1-03.8 13.38 90.0 Vela 09 27 03 -56 06 15
NGC 6337 PNG349.3-01.1 13.38 51.0 Scorpius 17 22 15 -38 29 05
NGC 2610 PNG239.6+13.9 13.45 38.0 Hydra 08 33 23 -16 08 51
He 2- 7 PNG264.1-08.1 13.48 45.0 Vela 08 11 31 -48 43 11
H 1-63 PNG002.2-06.3 13.50 7.0 Sagittarius 18 16 18 -30 07 42
IC 5148-50 PNG002.7-52.4 13.50 113.0 Grus 21 59 32 -39 22 40
Ap 1-12 PNG003.3-04.6 13.50 12.0 Sagittarius 18 11 34 -28 22 44
NGC 6537 PNG010.1+00.7 13.50 10.0 Sagittarius 18 05 13 -19 50 20
M 3- 4 PNG241.0+02.3 13.50 13.8 Puppis 07 55 11 -23 37 41
Wray 17- 1 PNG258.0-15.7 13.50 82.0 Puppis 07 14 48 -46 57 21
PB 8 PNG292.4+04.1 13.53 5.0 Centaurus 11 33 18 -57 06 16
K 1-22 PNG283.6+25.3 13.55 180.0 Hydra 11 26 44 -34 22 13
M 3-21 PNG355.1-06.9 13.55 5.0 Sagittarius 18 02 31 -36 38 58
M 1-61 PNG019.4-05.3 13.58 0.0 Scutum 18 45 54 -14 27 43
He 2-108 PNG316.1+08.4 13.58 11.0 Centaurus 14 18 09 -52 10 43
He 2-434 PNG320.3-28.8 13.58 10.0 Pavo 19 33 52 -74 33 11
He 2- 97 PNG307.2-09.0 13.60 5.0 Musca 13 45 21 -71 28 52
IC 4663 PNG346.2-08.2 13.60 13.0 Scorpius 17 45 28 -44 54 19

SORTED BY Constellation.

CatalogESOHβ Mag

DIA.
"

ConstellationRA (hr)RA (min)RA (sec)DEC (°)DEC (')DEC (")
He 2-131 PNG315.1-13.0 10.40 6.0 Apus 15 37 09 -71 55 03
NGC 7293 PNG036.1-57.1 8.43 980.0 Aquarius 22 29 38 -20 50 17
NGC 7009 PNG037.7-34.5 9.45 28.5 Aquarius 21 04 11 -11 22 01
NGC 6778 PNG034.5-06.7 12.90 15.8 Aquila 19 18 24 -01 35 58
NGC 6751 PNG029.2-05.9 13.15 20.5 Aquila 19 05 55 -05 59 33
NGC 6741 PNG033.8-02.6 13.30 8.0 Aquila 19 02 36 00 26 52
IC 4846 PNG027.6-09.6 13.35 2.0 Aquila 19 16 27 -09 02 42
Tc 1 PNG345.2-08.8 11.63 9.6 Ara 17 45 35 -46 05 29
NGC 6326 PNG338.1-08.3 12.70 12.5 Ara 17 20 45 -51 45 27
Sp 3 PNG342.5-14.3 12.75 35.5 Ara 18 07 19 -51 01 20
IC 4642 PNG334.3-09.3 13.23 16.5 Ara 17 11 44 -55 24 11
IC 2165 PNG221.3-12.3 12.25 9.0 Canis Major 06 21 42 -12 59 04
M 3- 1 PNG242.6-11.6 13.28 11.2 Canis Major 07 02 50 -31 35 37
Hf 39 PNG288.9-00.8 9.25 72.0 Carina 10 53 58 -60 26 40
NGC 2867 PNG278.1-05.9 11.45 14.0 Carina 09 21 25 -58 18 45
IC 2501 PNG281.0-05.6 11.68 2.0 Carina 09 38 47 -60 05 26
IC 2553 PNG285.4-05.3 12.05 9.0 Carina 10 09 21 -62 36 39
IC 2448 PNG285.7-14.9 12.13 9.0 Carina 09 07 06 -69 56 15
NGC 3211 PNG286.3-04.8 12.65 16.0 Carina 10 17 50 -62 40 06
He 2- 47 PNG285.6-02.7 12.80 5.0 Carina 10 23 08 -60 32 32
He 2- 5 PNG264.4-12.7 13.23 3.0 Carina 07 47 20 -51 15 08
IC 2621 PNG291.6-04.8 13.23 5.0 Carina 11 00 19 -65 14 52
NGC 3918 PNG294.6+04.7 10.10 19.0 Centaurus 11 50 18 -57 10 50
Fg 1 PNG290.5+07.9 12.65 16.0 Centaurus 11 28 35 -52 56 05
Lo 5 PNG286.5+11.6 12.75 215.0 Centaurus 11 13 50 -48 05 31
NGC 5307 PNG312.3+10.5 12.95 12.5 Centaurus 13 51 03 -51 12 19
NGC 3699 PNG292.6+01.2 13.03 45.0 Centaurus 11 27 58 -59 57 30
PB 8 PNG292.4+04.1 13.53 5.0 Centaurus 11 33 18 -57 06 16
He 2-108 PNG316.1+08.4 13.58 11.0 Centaurus 14 18 09 -52 10 43
NGC 246 PNG118.8-74.7 11.33 245.0 Cetus 00 47 04 -11 52 20
NGC 3195 PNG296.6-20.0 12.65 42.0 Chamaeleon 10 09 25 -80 51 30
NGC 5315 PNG309.1-04.3 11.05 6.0 Circinus 13 53 56 -66 30 55
Fg 3 PNG352.9-07.5 12.25 2.0 Corona Australis 18 00 11 -38 49 59
IC 1297 PNG358.3-21.6 12.38 7.0 Corona Australis 19 17 23 -39 36 54
NGC 4361 PNG294.1+43.6 11.33 63.0 Corvus 12 24 30 -18 47 09
NGC 1535 PNG206.4-40.5 11.05 21.0 Eridanus 04 14 17 -12 44 06
NGC 1360 PNG220.3-53.9 10.50 385.0 Fornax 03 33 15 -25 52 08
IC 5148-50 PNG002.7-52.4 13.50 113.0 Grus 21 59 32 -39 22 40
NGC 3242 PNG261.0+32.0 9.48 25.0 Hydra 10 24 45 -18 38 35
A 33 PNG238.0+34.8 13.25 270.0 Hydra 09 39 09 -02 48 29
A 35 PNG303.6+40.0 13.25 770.0 Hydra 12 53 40 -22 51 43
NGC 2610 PNG239.6+13.9 13.45 38.0 Hydra 08 33 23 -16 08 51
K 1-22 PNG283.6+25.3 13.55 180.0 Hydra 11 26 44 -34 22 13
IC 418 PNG215.2-24.2 8.95 12.0 Lepus 05 27 28 -12 41 43
Me 2-1 PNG342.1+27.5 13.35 6.0 Libra 15 22 18 -23 37 36
NGC 5882 PNG327.8+10.0 10.93 14.0 Lupus 15 16 49 -45 39 01
IC 4406 PNG319.6+15.7 11.85 35.0 Lupus 14 22 26 -44 09 09
NGC 5873 PNG331.3+16.8 12.73 7.0 Lupus 15 12 50 -38 07 34
NGC 2346 PNG215.6+03.6 13.33 52.0 Monoceros 07 09 21 00 48 11
NGC 5189 PNG307.2-03.4 11.30 140.0 Musca 13 33 40 -65 58 31
IC 4191 PNG304.5-04.8 12.50 5.0 Musca 13 08 46 -67 38 34
MyCn 18 PNG307.5-04.9 12.83 4.0 Musca 13 39 32 -67 22 48
He 2- 97 PNG307.2-09.0 13.60 5.0 Musca 13 45 21 -71 28 52
Mz 3 PNG331.7-01.0 12.73 25.0 Norma 16 17 12 -51 59 13
Mz 1 PNG322.4-02.6 13.28 26.0 Norma 15 34 15 -59 09 06
IC 4634 PNG000.3+12.2 12.23 8.4 Ophiuchus 17 01 33 -21 49 39
NGC 6309 PNG009.6+14.8 13.10 15.5 Ophiuchus 17 14 03 -12 54 42
NGC 6369 PNG002.4+05.8 13.30 38.0 Ophiuchus 17 29 20 -23 45 38
He 2-434 PNG320.3-28.8 13.58 10.0 Pavo 19 33 52 -74 33 11
NGC 2440 PNG234.8+02.4 11.25 16.0 Puppis 07 41 56 -18 12 28
Ns 238 PNG254.6+00.2 12.25 56.0 Puppis 08 20 56 -36 13 43
NGC 2438 PNG231.8+04.1 12.60 64.0 Puppis 07 41 49 -14 44 03
M 3- 4 PNG241.0+02.3 13.50 13.8 Puppis 07 55 11 -23 37 41
Wray 17- 1 PNG258.0-15.7 13.50 82.0 Puppis 07 14 48 -46 57 21
M 3- 6 PNG253.9+05.7 11.95 8.2 Pyxis 08 40 44 -32 22 05
NGC 2818 PNG261.9+08.5 13.30 50.0 Pyxis 09 16 00 -36 37 28
SwSt 1 PNG001.5-06.7 10.83 5.0 Sagittarius 18 16 12 -30 52 14
NGC 6818 PNG025.8-17.9 11.20 20.0 Sagittarius 19 43 58 -14 09 13
IC 4776 PNG002.0-13.4 11.80 7.5 Sagittarius 18 45 51 -33 20 46
NGC 6629 PNG009.4-05.0 12.28 15.5 Sagittarius 18 25 43 -23 12 05
NGC 6567 PNG011.7-00.6 12.33 7.6 Sagittarius 18 13 44 -19 04 25
NGC 6563 PNG358.5-07.3 12.33 47.5 Sagittarius 18 12 03 -33 52 07
NGC 6644 PNG008.3-07.3 12.48 2.6 Sagittarius 18 32 34 -25 07 50
M 2-36 PNG003.2-06.2 13.00 8.1 Sagittarius 18 17 41 -29 08 26
Cn 1-5 PNG002.2-09.4 13.03 7.0 Sagittarius 18 29 11 -31 30 06
NGC 6565 PNG003.5-04.6 13.05 13.6 Sagittarius 18 11 52 -28 10 44
NGC 6445 PNG008.0+03.9 13.05 33.0 Sagittarius 17 49 15 -20 00 40
Hb 7 PNG003.9-14.9 13.13 4.0 Sagittarius 18 55 38 -32 16 01
H 2-48 PNG011.3-09.4 13.28 2.0 Sagittarius 18 46 34 -23 26 56
H 1-63 PNG002.2-06.3 13.50 7.0 Sagittarius 18 16 18 -30 07 42
NGC 6537 PNG010.1+00.7 13.50 10.0 Sagittarius 18 05 13 -19 50 20
Ap 1-12 PNG003.3-04.6 13.50 12.0 Sagittarius 18 11 34 -28 22 44
M 3-21 PNG355.1-06.9 13.55 5.0 Sagittarius 18 02 31 -36 38 58
NGC 6302 PNG349.5+01.0 11.38 44.5 Scorpius 17 13 44 -37 06 13
NGC 6153 PNG341.8+05.4 12.10 24.0 Scorpius 16 31 30 -40 15 29
Cn 1-3 PNG345.0-04.9 12.73 5.0 Scorpius 17 26 11 -44 11 36
M 1-26 PNG358.9-00.7 12.88 4.2 Scorpius 17 45 57 -30 12 07
NGC 6072 PNG342.1+10.8 13.05 70.0 Scorpius 16 12 58 -36 13 44
IC 4637 PNG345.4+00.1 13.08 18.5 Scorpius 17 05 08 -40 53 04
NGC 6337 PNG349.3-01.1 13.38 51.0 Scorpius 17 22 15 -38 29 05
IC 4663 PNG346.2-08.2 13.60 13.0 Scorpius 17 45 28 -44 54 19
M 1-61 PNG019.4-05.3 13.58 0.0 Scutum 18 45 54 -14 27 43
He 2-138 PNG320.1-09.6 11.75 7.0 Triangulum Australe 15 55 59 -66 09 19
He 2-182 PNG325.8-12.8 12.40 3.0 Triangulum Australe 16 54 34 -64 14 41
NGC 5979 PNG322.5-05.2 13.05 8.0 Triangulum Australe 15 47 39 -61 13 10
NGC 3132 PNG272.1+12.3 11.13 30.0 Vela 10 07 01 -40 26 07
K 2-15 PNG263.2+00.4 13.25 170.0 Vela 08 48 38 -42 53 42
NGC 2792 PNG265.7+04.1 13.28 13.0 Vela 09 12 26 -42 25 28
NGC 2899 PNG277.1-03.8 13.38 90.0 Vela 09 27 03 -56 06 15
He 2- 7 PNG264.1-08.1 13.48 45.0 Vela 08 11 31 -48 43 11
A 36 PNG318.4+41.4 12.15 370.0 Virgo 13 40 40 -19 52 58

Notes on table columns

  • Catalog 
    • Common catalogue name
  • ESO 
    • Identification from the V-84 Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae
  • Hß Mag 
    • The Magnitude of the Hydrogen-Beta wavelength (4861.3nm).
  • DIA. " (arc-sec)
    • The diameter in arc-seconds
  • R.A. & DEC. 
    • J2000.0 co-ordinates.

Article by Paul Mayo (PhotonCollector). Discuss this Article at the IceInSpace Forums.

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