Low-velocity ionized winds from regions around young O stars.
JAFFE D.T. and MARTIN-PINTADO J.
Abstract (from CDS):
We have observed seven ultracompact H II regions in hydrogen recombination lines in the millimeter band. Toward four of these regions there is a high-velocity (FWHM 60-80 km.s–1) component in the line profiles. The high-velocity gas accounts for 35%-70% of the emission measure within the beam. We compare these objects with an additional seven similar sources we have found in the literature. The broad recombination line objects (BRLOs) make up about 30% of all sources in complexes containing ultracompact H II regions. Comparison of spectral line and continuum data implies that the BRLOs coincide with sources with rising spectral indices, ≥0.4 up to 100 GHz. Both the number of BRLOs and their frequency of occurrence within H II region complexes, when coupled with their small size and large internal motions, mean that the apparent contradiction between the dynamical and the population lifetimes for BRLOs is even more severe than for ultracompact H II regions as a whole. We evaluate a number of possible models for the origin of the broad recombination line emission. The lifetime, morphology, and rising spectral index of the sources argue for photoevaporated disks as the cause for BRLOs. Existing models for such regions, however, do not account for the large amounts of ionized gas observed at supersonic velocities.
ISM: H II Regions - ISM: Jets and Outflows - Radio Lines: Stars - Stars: Mass Loss - Stars: Winds, Outflows