Observations of the planetary nebula RWT 152 with OSIRIS/GTC

A. Aller*, L. F. Miranda, L. Olguín, E. Solano, A. Ulla

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RWT 152 is one of the few known planetary nebulae with an sdO central star. We present subarcsecond red tunable filter Hα imaging and intermediate-resolution, long-slit spectroscopy of RWT 152 obtained with OSIRIS/GTC (Optical System for Imaging and low-Intermediate-Resolution Integrated Spectroscopy/Gran Telescopio Canarias) with the goal of analysing its properties. The Hα image reveals a bipolar nebula with a bright equatorial region and multiple bubbles in the main lobes. A faint circular halo surrounds the main nebula. The nebular spectra reveal a very low excitation nebula with weak emission lines from H+, He+ and double-ionized metals, and absence of emission lines from neutral and single-ionized metals, except for an extremely faint [N II] λ6584 emission line. These spectra may be explained if RWT 152 is a density-bounded planetary nebula. Low nebular chemical abundances of S, O, Ar, N and Ne are obtained in RWT 152, which, together with the derived high peculiar velocity (~ 92-131 km s-1), indicate that this object is a halo planetary nebula. The available data are consistent with RWT 152 evolving from a low-mass progenitor (~1 M) formed in a metal-poor environment.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)3945-3954
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volumen462
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 11 nov. 2016

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