Narrow band filter images of the Crab Nebula were acquired in Hα and three wavelengths (4363, 4959 and 5007 Angstroms) of [OIII] using the Burrell Schmidt telescope of the Kitt Peak National Observatory. The processed images in the four filter bands are presented. A map of the line ratio: ([OIII]4959+[OIII]5007])/[OIII]4363 was computed, then converted to an electron temperature map. The correlation of temperature with the filamentary structure in the Crab Nebula is explored.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 1995