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For this purpose we make use of the index line which is always put into horizontal position. Horizontal position is easily realized with the help of the outer scales at left cm and at right km : since the two scales are identical there is only a difference in the powers of 10 associated with them , the index line is in horizontal position if it crosses these two scales at points which do exactly correspond to each other. When using the nomogram, always a suitable value — positive or negative integer — is to be taken for the number n which appears at top and at bottom of the scales.

Strassl Example: given the distance pc. The numerical values for "parsecs" are on the right-hand side of 3 the second from left double scale. We put the index line through the point 3. Then we can read off: 3 22 21 8 3. IAU Symp. Dordrecht: Kluwer Bailey, M. Cambridge: Univ. Press Beck, R. Bohren, C. Bowyer, S. IAU Symp Hollenbach, D. Space Sci. Dordrecht: Reidel Mathis, J. Tenorio-Tagle, G. IAU Coll. Notes Physics Berlin: Springer Tielens, A.

Whittet, D. The 9. The environment dependence of interstellar extinction curves is considered, e. The width of the band, however, shows significant variations [88C1]. The band strength is anticorrelated with RV [88C2].

About dust-related spectral features superposed to the continuous interstellar extinction curve see subsect. The depth of this Very Broad-Band Structure, a broad emission feature, seems not to exceed 0. Because of the shallowness the determination of the central wavelength as well as the profile is uncertain. About proposed theoretical interpretations of the feature see, e. For a possible theoretical interpretation see subsect. Author Data Burstein, D.

Table 2. Catalogues of interstellar polarization. Korhonen, T.


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Although the production of both 17 O and 18 O are related to the metallicity of progenitor stars, 17 O is most likely produced in stars that evolve on longer timescales than those that produce 18 O. Models in which the rate of star formation has decelerated over the past few Gyr or in which an enhanced period of star formation occurred shortly before solar birth starburst can explain the solar-ism O-isotopic difference without requiring a local input of supernova ejecta into the protosolar cloud. Cosmic chemical memory models in which interstellar dust is on average older than interstellar gas predict that primordial Solar System solids should be 16 O-rich, relative to the Sun, in conflict with observations. However, scenarios in which the 16 O-rich contribution of very massive stars could lead to 16 O-poor solids and a 16 O-rich bulk Sun, if the Solar System formed shortly after a starburst, independent of the popular scenario of photochemical selfshielding of CO.

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