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dc.creatorVijh, Uma P.en_US
dc.creatorWitt, Adolf N.en_US
dc.creatorYork, Donald G.en_US
dc.creatorDwarkadas, Vikramen_US
dc.creatorWoodgate, Bruce E.en_US
dc.creatorPalunas, Povilasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-11T21:34:15Z
dc.date.available2008-01-11T21:34:15Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier2005-FA-09en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/30251
dc.descriptionAuthor Institution: Ritter Astrophysical Research Center, Univeristy of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771; McDonald Observatory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712en_US
dc.description.abstractElectronic flurescence spectra (peak $\sim$ 375 nm) in reflection nebulae have helped to identify the largest molecules that have been detected so far in the interstellar medium: 3-4 ringed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This detection of blue luminescence (BL) by small, neutral PAHs was first made in the peculiar, proto-planetary nebula, the Red Rectangle. This first detection and subsequent observations in other reflection nebulae reveal spatial variations in the BL spectrum indicating a change in the size distribution/ionisation state of the emitters. Data from an ongoing, complete spectroscopic survey and narrow-band imaging of the Red Rectangle will be presented. This study sheds light on the spatial distribution, ionization state and the size distributions of the small PAHs in this nebula.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOhio State Universityen_US
dc.titleA COMPLETE SPECTROSCOPIC MAP AND NARROW-BAND IMAGING OF SMALL PAHS IN THE RED RECTANGLE NEBULAen_US
dc.typearticleen_US


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