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2002A&A...382.1021D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 382, 1021-1031 (2002/2-2)

Near-infrared Fabry-Perot imaging of Herbig-Haro energy sources: Collimated, small-scale H2 jets and wide-angled winds.

DAVIS C.J., STERN L., RAY T.P. and CHRYSOSTOMOU A.

Abstract (from CDS):

To search for further evidence of H2 line emission towards the central engines of Herbig-Haro (HH) flows we have obtained near-infrared Fabry-Perot images of eight Class I outflow sources (SVS13 [HH7-11], L1551-IRS5, HH26-IRS, HH72-IRS, SSV63E [HH24C], SSV63W [HH24J], HH34-IRS and HH111-IRS) and two Class 0 sources (HH24-MMS and HH25-MMS). Elongated H2 emission (on scales of a few arcseconds) is detected from four of the Class I YSOs. These small-scale ``jets'' are associated with the base of more extended, parsec-scale HH outflows (and the ``Molecular Hydrogen Emission Line'' regions, or MHELs, discussed in Davis et al., 2001MNRAS.326..524D). In L1551-IRS5 we detect two jet components in H2; these may be the molecular counterparts of the two known optical jets from this binary protostellar system, or they may represent H2 excitation along the walls of a narrow, edge-brightened cavity. In addition to the small-scale MHEL jets, analysis of the data also suggests the presence of discrete molecular shock fronts formed along the jet axes close to the energy sources. In the most clear-cut example, SVS13, we see an H2 knot at a distance of about 440AU from the outflow source; assuming a flow velocity of ∼200km/s, then the dynamical age of this molecular feature is only 10yrs. In these data we also see evidence for both collimated jets and wide-angled winds from the same sources. Indeed, even in one of the two Class 0 sources, HH25MMS, a poorly-collimated flow component seems to be present. A two-component wind model may therefore be appropriate for outflows from Class I (and possibly even Class 0) protostars.

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Journal keyword(s): interstellar medium: jets and outflows - stars: pre-main-sequence - Herbig-Haro objects

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