AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 87. Radio and X-Ray SNRs
Poster, Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[87.08] The Complex Structure and Kinematics of the Oxygen-Rich SNR G292.0+1.8

P. Ghavamian, J. P. Hughes, T. B. Williams (Rutgers University)

We have conducted a kinematic study of the oxygen-rich SNR G292.0+1.8 using the Rutgers Fabry-Perot spectrometer. High velocity knots of oxygen ejecta are seen in [O III] along the east and southeast portions of the remnant, extending over the range +/-1500 km/s while the equatorial bar structure observed in the X-rays by Chandra is detected at zero velocity. Spectroscopically the knots appear as a large collection of spectrally unresolved lines spread over a wide range in bulk velocity, suggesting that the oxygen knots are being destroyed by strong shear forces. We also present Rutgers Fabry-Perot imagery in H-alpha, which for the first time reveal both the equatorial bar in H-alpha and what appear to be photoionized clouds of material not detected in the X-rays and seen in projection in the remnant interior.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: parviz@physics.rutgers.edu

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