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The Internal Extinction Curve of NGC 6302 and its Extraordinary Spectrum

Groves, Brent Allan; Dopita, Michael; Williams, Robert; Hua, Chon-Trung

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In this paper we present a new method for obtaining the optical wavelength-dependent reddening function of planetary nebulae (PN), using the nebular and stellar continuum. The data used was a spectrum of NGC 6302 obtained using the Double Beam Spectrograph on the 2.3 m telescope at Siding Springs Observatory over three nights. This resulted in a spectrum covering a wavelength range 3300-8600 Å with a large dynamical range and a mean signal to noise of >102 Å-1 in the nebular continuum. With...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75170
Source: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
DOI: 10.1071/AS02010

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