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Instrument for narrow-band imaging of a nonradiative shock in the far ultraviolet
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Paper Abstract

We have repaired and reflown an existing sounding rocket payload to observe the OVI 1032 Å, 1038 Å emission doublet from a non-radiative shock in the NE section of the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant. We will analyze the images to determine the distance between the OVI-emitting gas and the shock front in visible light, as well as measuring the morphology of OVI across the shock. This will provide a measure of the temperature equilibration length, which can then be used to constrain models of the physical processes causing temperature equilibrium of charged particles in the hot shocked gas of the interstellar medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552332
Show Author Affiliations
Catherine E. Boone, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy/Univ. of Colorado (United States)
Matthew Beasley, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Erik Wilkinson, Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp. (United States)
James Green, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy/Univ. of Colorado (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5488:
UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
Guenther Hasinger; Martin J. L. Turner, Editor(s)

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