Query : 2000A&A...360L...9S

2000A&A...360L...9S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 360, L9-12 (2000/8-2)

The structure and momentum of multiple collimated outflows in the protoplanetary nebula Frosty Leo.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have discovered multiple jet-like features in the inner regions of the protoplanetary nebula (PPN) Frosty Leo, in optical images obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope. Frosty Leo is only the second PPN (after CRL2688) and the first oxygen-rich one, to show well-focussed jets close to the equatorial plane. The nebula consists of two bright compact structures embedded inside two large tenuous bubbles, separated by a flaring, roughly edge-on disk. The relatively high surface brightnesses of two ansae and substructures in the jets imply that the latter have carved out holes in the optically thick central region of the nebula, allowing starlight to escape with very little attenuation. Millimeter-wave CO line observations with the IRAM 30m radiotelescope show the presence of slow (∼10km/s) and fast (>50km/s) components in a molecular outflow associated with the bright inner (<10") regions of the nebula. The mechanical momentum in the fast outflow is about a factor 500 larger than that available from the stellar radiation (L/c) during the post-AGB life of the source, and most likely derives from the gravitational energy of a close binary central star.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: AGB and post-AGB - stars: mass-loss - ISM: reflection nebulae - ISM: individual objects: Frosty Leo

Simbad objects: 5

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Number of rows : 5
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
1 OH 231.8 +4.2 OH* 07 42 16.947 -14 42 50.20           M10III+A 519 1
2 IRAS 09371+1212 pA* 09 39 53.96 +11 58 52.6           K7II/III 159 0
3 THA 35-II-27 PN 10 19 32.501 -60 13 29.48     12.5     B:Ie 88 0
4 MR 22 PN 10 21 33.826 -58 05 48.26     12.7     A2Ie 101 0
5 V* V1610 Cyg pA* 21 02 18.27 +36 41 37.0           F5Iae 853 1

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