The peculiar supernova remnant CTB 80

F. Mavromatakis, J. Ventura, E. V. Paleologou, J. Papamastorakis
2001 Astronomy and Astrophysics  
Deep CCD exposures of the peculiar supernova remnant CTB 80 in the light of major optical lines have been obtained. These images reveal significant shock heated emission in the area of the remnant. The sulfur line image shows emission in the north along the outer boundary of the IRAS and HI shells. The comparison between the [OIII] and [OII] line images further suggest the presence of significant inhomogeneities in the interstellar medium. The flux calibrated images do not indicate the presence
more » ... dicate the presence of incomplete recombination zones, and we estimate that the densities of the preshock clouds should not exceed a few atoms per cm^3. The area covered by the optical radiation along with the radio emission at 1410 MHz suggest that CTB 80 occupies a larger angular extent than was previously known.
doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20010350 fatcat:mqhq7mfaaves5po3iozcoyhqcu