Douwe A. Beintema

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The ISO spectrum of NGC 6302 is used, in conjunction with the visible and ultraviolet spectrum, to determine the nebular composition. In addition to being considerably more accurate than previous determinations, the abundances of many more elements (and ions) can be found. A discussion of the previous evolution of the central star, in the light of these(More)
We present observations taken with the Short Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS) on board the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) of three evolved C-rich stars, the post-AGB star HR 4049 and two planetary nebulae, IRAS21282+5050 and NGC 7027. The spectra are dominated by the well-known infrared emission bands, attributed to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs).(More)
The calculation of accurate collision strengths for atomic transitions has been a long standing problem in quantitative spectroscopy. Most modern calculations are based on the R-matrix method and problems pertaining to the use of this method have led to a discussion of the accuracy of these results. More in particular, based on an analysis of the spectra of(More)
This paper describes the Heterodyne Instrument for the Far-Infrared (HIFI), to be launched onboard of ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, by 2008. It includes the first results from the instrument level tests. The instrument is designed to be electronically tuneable over a wide and continuous frequency range in the Far Infrared, with velocity resolutions(More)
Observations of the planetary nebulae NGC6302, NGC6543 and NGC7027 by the Short Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS) on board the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) have been used to determine rest wavelengths of spectral lines. We report on improved accuracies for wavelengths of 7 mid-infrared ionic fine structure lines. Subject headings: Atomic data — Line:(More)
One of the factors inÑuencing the spectral evolution of a planetary nebula is the fate of the dust grains that are emitting the infrared continuum. Several processes have been proposed that either destroy the grains or remove them from the ionized region. To test whether these processes are e†ective, we study new infrared spectra of the evolved nebula NGC(More)
We report accurate new wavelengths for 29 mid-infrared ionic ne structure lines, based on observations with the Short Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS) on board the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO). Our results originate from observations of NGC 7027, NGC 6543, NGC 6302, the Circinus galaxy, Sgr A West and W51 IRS2. The obtained accuracies (=) range from 3 10 4(More)
Placement of a scatter cone at the center of the secondary of a Cassegrain telescope greatly reduces Nareissus reflection. To calculate the remaining Narcissus reflection, a time-consuming physical optics code/such as GRASP8 is often used to model the effects of reflection and diffraction. Fortunately, the Cassegrain geometry is sufficiently simple that a(More)
The ISO and IUE spectra of the bipolar planetary nebulae NGC 6537 and He2-111 are presented. These spectra are combined with the spectrum in the visual wavelength region from the nebulae to obtain a complete spectrum that is corrected for extinction. The chemical abundance of the nebulae is then determined and compared to previous determinations. The(More)