Imaging Linear Polarimetry of Proto-planetary Nebulae: the Origins of Asymmetry

T. Gledhill, J.A. Yates, A. Chrysostomou

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    Abstract

    It now seems likely that asymmetries in the circumstellar envelope (CSE) of intermediate mass stars develop during the latter stages of mass outflow as a star approaches the tip of the AGB. These asymmetries in the CSE must in some way give rise to the range of morphologies pbserved in planetary nebulae (PN) and their antecedants proto-planetary nebulae (PPN). We use imaging linear polarimetry to trace scattering in the CSEs and to reveal a morphologically diverse sample of PPN.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIn: Procs of Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae II: From Origins to Microstructures, ASP Conference Series 199
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
    Pages151-4
    ISBN (Print)1-58381-026-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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