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Modelling of planetary nebulae with bipolar morphology

Grant number: 09/01346-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2009
Effective date (End): February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Roberto Dell'Aglio Dias da Costa
Grantee:Daniel Moser Faes
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:06/59453-0 - Photoionized nebulae, stars and the chemical evolution of galaxies, AP.TEM

Abstract

The project intends to determine physical parameters and chemical abundances for a sample of galactic planetary nebulae with bipolar morphology, and use these results to model the objects using a photoionization code. The project has two complimentary parts: new observational data will be collected for a sample of bipolar nebulae and the results, combined to data from the literature, will be used as inputs to the photoionization code "Cloudy", in order to perform the modeling.