dc.creator Kokkin, D. L. en_US dc.creator Sharp, R. G. en_US dc.creator Nakajima, M. en_US dc.creator Schmidt, T. W. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-09T19:39:10Z dc.date.available 2012-07-09T19:39:10Z dc.date.issued 2012 en_US dc.identifier 2012-WH-14 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/52523 dc.description Author Institution: IRAP; Universite de Toulouse, UPS; CNRS; 9 Av. Colonel Roche, BP 44346, F-31028 Toulouse Cedex 4, France; Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Road, Weston Creek, ACT 2611, Australia; Department of Chemical System Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan; School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia en_US dc.description.abstract Following the initial detection of the C$_2$ Swan origin bands in the Red Rectangle, an unusual biconical protoplanetary nebula, a concerted effort has been undertaken in understanding this key astrophysical molecule from both the theoretical and experimental standpoint. In this talk we will present integral field observations on the Red Rectangle paying particular attention to the Swan Bands and the 5800{\AA} Red Rectangle band (RRB), an unassigned molecular emission feature. Integral field astronomy allows us to spectrally map the nebula, tracing the RRBs and C$_2$, and how they relate to one another across the object. By analysis of the C$_2$ Swan bands of the RR, and assuming that the RRBs arise from photoexcitation and emission, we relate the abundance of C$_2$ to the product of the oscillator strength and the column density of the RRB carrier. en_US dc.language.iso en en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title INTEGRAL FIELD SPECTROSCOPY OF THE RED RECTANGLE: UNRAVELING THE CARRIER OF THE RRBs IN 2D en_US dc.type Article en_US dc.type Image en_US dc.type Presentation en_US
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