Hubble space telescope imaging of iras 17441-2411: A case study of a bipolar nebula with a circumstellar disk

Kate Y.L. Su, Kevin Volk, Sun Kwok, Bruce J. Hrivnak

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Abstract

The bipolar proto-planetary nebula IRAS 17441-2411 (the "Silkworm Nebula") was observed with the Hubble Space Telescope. By fitting the observed spectral energy distribution and the V-band image by a two-dimensional radiation transfer model, we derive the properties of the circumstellar wind and a proposed circumstellar "disk." We suggest that bipolar structures are probably more common than actually observed, because objects with similar intrinsic structures may simply appear stellar because of their orientation in the sky.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-751
Number of pages8
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume508
Issue number2 PART II
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Circumstellar matter
  • Planetary nebulae: general
  • Stars: AGB and post-AGB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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