PI: Kristoffer A. Eriksen, University of Arizona, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Steward Observatory, 933 N. Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ 85712, USA
CoI: David Arnett, University of Arizona
CoI: John Raymond, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title: Nucleosynthesis in Cassiopeia A
Abstract: We propose to obtain high-quality spectroscopy of the young, core collapse supernova remnant Cassiopeia A over nearly the full wavelength range accessible from the ground, in order to understand the nucleosynthetic yield of its progenitor star and supernova. These observations, in concert with archival HST images and spectroscopy from other ground-based observatories, will serve to constrain sophisticated new multi-dimensional hydrodynamic models the authors are constructing of Cas A's complex, optically-emitting ejecta.
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