A 3D photoionization model of the extreme planetary nebula NGC 6302

N.J. Wright, M.J. Barlow, B. Ercolano, T. Rauch

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    Abstract

    We present a 3D photoionization model of the planetary nebula NGC 6302, one of the most complex and enigmatic objects of its kind. Its highly bipolar geometry and dense massive disc, coupled with the very wide range of ions present, from neutral species up to Si 8+ make it one of the ultimate challenges to nebular photoionization modelling.
    Our mocassin model is composed of an extremely dense geometrically thin circumstellar disc and a large pair of diffuse bipolar lobes, a combination which was necessary to reproduce the observed emission-line spectrum

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)370-389
    Number of pages20
    JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Volume418
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

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