A&A 412, 791-798 (2003)
The correlation between planetary nebula morphology and radio brightness temperaturesJ. P. Phillips
Instituto de Astronomia y Meteorologia, Av. Vallarta No. 2602, Col. Arcos Vallarta, CP 44130 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
(Received 18 June 2003 / Accepted 8 August 2003)
We have used model central star evolutionary tracks to evaluate the expected variation of 5 GHz brightness temperatures in planetary nebulae. Using these results, and previously derived central star mass functions, we find that there should be a correlation between and the mean central star mass , and also between and nebular morphology.
Key words: planetary nebulae: general -- ISM: jets and outflows -- stars: evolution
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