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1999PASP..111..217B - Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac., 111, 217-220 (1999/February-0)

Distance to the planetary nebula NGC 246 from the resolved companion of its central star.


Abstract (from CDS):

The central star of the planetary nebula NGC 246 is a resolved visual binary. We present CCD photometry of the G8-K0 V companion, which is located 3".8 from the hot nucleus. By fitting the companion to the zero-age main sequence, we derive a distance of d=495+145–100 pc. This is one of the more secure distances known for a Galactic planetary nebula, but it could be improved still further with a better estimate of the metallicity of the system.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Binaries: Visual - ISM: Planetary Nebulae: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 246 - Stars: Distances

CDS comments: Companion star is CCDM J00471-1152A

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