Mapping the emission line strengths and kinematics of supernova remnant S147 with extensive LAMOST spectroscopic observations
We present extensive spectroscopic observations of supernova remnant (SNR) S147 collected with the Large sky Area Multi-Object fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST). The spectra were carefully sky-subtracted taking into account the complex filamentary structure of S147. We have utilized all available LAMOST spectra toward S147, including sky and stellar spectra. By measuring the prominent optical emission lines including Hα, [N II] λλ 6548 and 6584 and [S II] λλ 6717, 6731, we present maps of radial velocity and line intensity ratio covering the whole nebula of S147 with unprecedented detail. The maps spatially correlate well with the complex filamentary structure of S147. For the central 2° of S147, the radial velocity varies from -100 to 100 km s-1 and has peaks between ̃ 0 and 10 km s-1. The intensity ratios of Hα/[S II] λλ 6717, 6731, [S II] λ 6717/λ 6731 and Hα/[N II] λ 6584 peak at about 0.77, 1.35 and 1.48, respectively, with a scatter of 0.17, 0.19 and 0.37, respectively. The intensity ratios are consistent with the literature values. However, the range of variations of line intensity ratios estimated here, which are representative of the whole nebula, is larger than previously estimated.
Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Pub Date:
- August 2018
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 19 pages, 13 figures, 3 tables, accepted for publication in RAA