Astron. J., 116, 1396-1411 (1998/September-0)
Herbig-Haro flows from the L1641-N embedded infrared cluster.
REIPURTH B., DEVINE D. and BALLY J.
Abstract (from CDS):
We have discovered a large number of Herbig-Haro (HH) flows associated with the embedded infrared cluster surrounding the IRAS source 05338-0624, the driving source of the L1641-N molecular outflow. The best collimated HH flow in the region, HH 303, stretches in two groups of knots along a well-defined axis from the VLA source that coincides with the IRAS source. This HH flow is coaxial with the blue northern lobe of the molecular flow. To the north-northwest of the cluster we find a long series of very large and finely shaped bow shocks, which stretch on a well-defined axis away from the cluster. The most distant HH object, HH 310, is 6.3 pc in projection from the center of the cluster, making it the largest HH lobe known from a low-mass star. We identify the counterlobe with an already known chain of infrared H2 emission knots. Additionally, we find two very large fragmented bow shocks, HH 403 and 404, to the northeast of and facing away from the cluster. They lie on an axis that passes through the cluster at projected distances of 4.2 and 5.4 pc. In the opposite direction, to the southwest we identify the previously known object HH 127 at a projected distance of 5.2 pc from the cluster and within an angle of 10° of the HH 403/404 axis. HH 127 consists of three faint knots also on a line through the cluster. Precisely south of the VLA source and on the axis of the HH 303 jet, we find a large bow shock, HH 61, which is 5.9 pc in projection from the cluster, and which we believe is part of the counterflow to the HH 303 jet. Our CCD images and 13CO maps clearly show that HH 61 and HH 127 are located just beyond the well-defined edge of the L1641 cloud, which explains why they are optically visible. Our extensive C18O map of the region shows that the cluster is associated with a prominent cloud core. Our 12CO map reveals, in addition to the known L1641-N outflow, a large pair of compact low-velocity outflow lobes, a southeastern blueshifted lobe, and a northwestern redshifted lobe, separated by 2.7 pc and centered on the infrared cluster. The numerous outflows in the region provide evidence that a large number of the young stars in the loose cluster are presently in active mass-losing phases. The L1641-N cluster is clearly the presently most active site of low-mass star formation in the L1641 molecular cloud.
ISM: Clouds - ISM: Jets and Outflows - Stars: Formation - Stars: Pre-Main-Sequence
HH NNN (Nos 296-298, 305-310, 316, 403-406).
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