Interstellar Ionized Nebulae

  • Walter J. Maciel
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter discusses ionized interstellar nebulae, in particular the photoionized H II regions and planetary nebulae. It is shown that the ionized gas is confined in the so-called Stromgren sphere. The effects of grains are analyzed, and an example is given of the heating and cooling processes in H II regions.

Keywords

Dust Microwave Attenuation Recombination Helium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter J. Maciel
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  1. 1.Departamento de Astronomia IAG/USPCidade UniversitariaSão PauloBrazil

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