A Spectroscopic Study of Nuclear Processing and the Production of Anomalously Strong Lines in the Crab Nebula

@article{MacAlpine2006ASS,
  title={A Spectroscopic Study of Nuclear Processing and the Production of Anomalously Strong Lines in the Crab Nebula},
  author={Gordon M. MacAlpine and Tait Ecklund and W. Ryan Lester and Steven J. Vanderveer and Lou Strolger},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={133},
  pages={81 - 88}
}
We present and discuss correlations for optical and near-infrared (5500-10030 Å) line intensity measurements at many positions in the Crab Nebula. These correlations suggest the existence of gas produced by a range of nuclear processing, from material in which synthesis ended with the CNO cycle, to some helium burning and nitrogen depletion, to regions containing enriched products of oxygen burning. The latter exhibit a gradual, linear rise of [Ni II] emission with increasing argon enrichment… 
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The nuclear energy supply of a typical star like the Sun would be ∼ 1052 erg if all the hydrogen could be incinerated into iron peak elements.
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