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2009AJ....138...46G - Astron. J., 138, 46-49 (2009/July-0)

Expansion parallax of the planetary nebula IC 418.

GUZMAN L., LOINARD L., GOMEZ Y. and MORISSET C.

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In this paper, we present radio continuum observations of the planetary nebula IC 418 obtained at two epochs separated by more than 20 years. These data allow us to show that the angular expansion rate of the ionization front in IC 418 is 5.8±1.5 mas/yr. If the expansion velocity of the ionization front is equal to the expansion velocity of the gas along the line of sight as measured by optical spectroscopy, then the distance to IC 418 must be 1.1±0.3 kpc. Recent theoretical predictions appropriate for the case of IC 418, however, suggest that the ionization front may be expanding about 20% faster than the material. Under this assumption, the distance to IC 418 would increase to 1.3±0.4 kpc.

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Journal keyword(s): astrometry - planetary nebulae: general - planetary nebulae: individual: IC 418 - stars: late-type

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