AAS Summer Meeting

Sunday, June 12, 2022
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Pasadena, CA

Title: "Feasibility study on emission line spectroscopy between 350 nm and 750 nm of runaway star bow shocks in the Milky Way using currently operating observatories with open submission policies"
Abstract: Numerous runaway stars with bow shocks have been observed distributed around the Galaxy. These shocks have previously been observed in the infrared, Hα, [OIII], and [NII] lines. Recently hydrodynamic simulations allow for theoretical emissions of a runway star bow shock to be calculated. Expanding on these simulations shows that simultaneous observations in visible spectrum for Hα, Heλ5876Å, and [OIII] by the GMOS instruments of the Gemini Observatories are possible, allowing direct composition measurements of the ISM in the Milky Way Galaxy.

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