Recent H-alpha Results on Pulsar B2224+65's Bow-Shock Nebula, the "Guitar"
We used the 4 m Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) at Lowell observatory in 2014 to observe the Guitar Nebula, an Hα bow-shock nebula around the high-velocity radio pulsar B2224+65. Since the nebula's discovery in 1992, the structure of the bow-shock has undergone significant dynamical changes. We have observed the limb structure, targeting the “body” and “neck” of the guitar. Comparing the DCT observations to 1995 observations with the Palomar 200-inch Hale telescope, we found changes in both spatial structure and surface brightness in the tip, head, and body of the nebula.
Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences
- Pub Date:
- September 2016
- interstellar medium;
- shock waves;
- neutron stars