The Integral Field View of the Orion Nebula

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Title

The Integral Field View of the Orion Nebula

Description

This paper reviews the major advances achieved in the Orion Nebula through the use of integral field spectroscopy (IFS). Since the early work of Vasconcelos and collaborators in 2005, this technique has facilitated the investigation of global properties of the nebula and its morphology, providing new clues to better constrain its 3D structure. IFS has led to the discovery of shock-heated zones at the leading working surfaces of prominent Herbig-Haro objects as well as the first attempt to determine the chemical composition of Orion protoplanetary disks, also known as proplyds. The analysis of these morphologies using IFS has given us new insights into the abundance discrepancy problem, a long-standing and unresolved issue that casts doubt on the reliability of current methods used for the determination of metallicities in the universe from the analysis of H II regions. Results imply that high-density clumps and high-velocity flows may play an active role in the production of such discrepancies. Future investigations based on the large-scale IFS mosaic of Orion will be very valuable for exploring how the integrated effect of small-scale structures may have impact at larger scales in the framework of star-forming regions.

Creator

Adal Mesa-Delgado

Publisher

Advances in Astronomy

Date

2014

Rights

Copyright © 2014 Adal Mesa-Delgado.

Language

en

Type

Review Article

Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/279320

Collection

Citation

Adal Mesa-Delgado, “The Integral Field View of the Orion Nebula,” Open Access Journal Archives, accessed August 2, 2021, http://oajour.info/items/show/890.