Emission-line CCD imaging of three Southern symbiotic stars

Bhatt, Harish C. ; Ram Sagar, (1991) Emission-line CCD imaging of three Southern symbiotic stars Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, 12 (2). pp. 111-117. ISSN 0250-6335

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Symbiotic stars that are strong radio sources and have cool dust emitting in the IR are expected to have extended emission nebulae around them. In order to search for such emission nebulae, CCD imaging of three symbiotic stars (R Aqr, RR Tel and H1-36) with narrow-band filters centered at the emission lines of forbidden [O III] λ5007, Hα λ6563, [N II] λ6584, [S I] λ6717 + 6731 are carried out. RR Tel and H1-36 images do not show any extended nebulosities around them. The CCD image of the R Aqr nebulosity in the high excitation forbidden [O III] line is different from its image in Hα and the low excitation lines of [N II] and [S II] indicating ionization-stratification in the nebula. In H1-36 the optical nebulosity (if it exists) is smaller than ~ 2 arcsec while the radio image size is known to be large (~ 5 arcsec). This behavior is opposite to that seen in R Aqr in which the radio emission comes from the core region of a much larger optical nebulosity. Interstellar and/or circumstellar extinctions are suggested to be responsible for this difference.

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Keywords:Narrow-band CCD Imaging; Symbiotic Star; Morphology
ID Code:65286
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