Comparing restored HST and VLA imagery of R Aquarii

J. M. Hollis*, J. E. Dorband, F. Yusef-Zadeh

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The maximum entropy method is applied to Hubble Space Telescope data taken of the R Aquarii binary system and its jet with the Faint Object Camera in order to restore an image in [O III] at 5007 Å plagued by spherical aberration and detector saturation. These results are compared with 2 cm radio continuum imagery taken with the Very Large Array at the same limiting resolution of ∼0″.1. The comparison suggests that shock excitation of the inner jet accounts for a spatial difference between the [O III] and radio continuum emission regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-298
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992


  • Circumstellar matter
  • ISM: structure
  • Stars: Individual (R Aquarii)
  • Techniques: image processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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