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Proposal Information for 2006A-0234


PI: Dae-Sik Moon, California Institute of Technology, moon@srl.caltech.edu
Address: Physics Department, 1200 E. California Boulevard, MC 220-47, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

CoI: Stephen S. Eikenberry, University of Florida
CoI: Bon-Chul Koo, Seoul National University, Korea
CoI: S. Nicholas Raines, University of Florida
CoI: Nicolas Gruel, University of Florida

Title: FISICA Integral Field Spectroscopy of the Shocked Iron Gas in the Supernova Remnant G11.2--0.3

Abstract: We have recently discovered strong iron line ([Fe II] (lambda)1.644 (mu)m) emission in the young supernova remnant G11.2-0.3. The iron line emission occurs at the south-eastern shell edge of G11.2-0.3, and positionally overlaps with the very strong X-ray and radio emission of the supernova remnant. The iron line emission is most likely caused by the shock acceleration of G11.2-0.3 interacting with the ambient medium. We propose to carry out JH-band integral-field spectroscopy of the two iron line clumps in G11.2-0.3 with FISICA, an image-slicing integral-field unit for FLAMINGOS, which will give us a uniquely comprehensive view of the strong shock acceleration of a SNR.


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