Recent advances in the 3-D reconstruction of planetary nebulae are reviewed. We include not only results for 3-D reconstructions, but also the current techniques in terms of general methods and software. In order to obtain more accurate reconstructions, we suggest to extend the widely used assumption of homologous nebula expansion to map spectroscopically measured velocity to position along the line of sight.
Journal of Physics Conference Series
- Pub Date:
- July 2016
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 8 pages, 3 figures, topical review accepted to appear in refereed proceedings of the 11th Pacific Rim Conference held in Hong-Kong in Dec 2015, Sun Kwok (editor)