Query : 2004ApJS..154..402N

2004ApJS..154..402N - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 154, 402-407 (2004/September-0)

Is the Cepheus E outflow driven by a class 0 protostar.


Abstract (from CDS):

New early release observations of the Cepheus E outflow and its embedded source, obtained with the Spitzer Space Telescope, are presented. We show that the driving source is detected in all four Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) bands, which suggests that traditional Class 0 classification, although essentially correct, needs to accommodate the new high-sensitivity infrared arrays and their ability to detect deeply embedded sources. Thus, we have determined a slope of the mid-infrared spectral energy distribution to be a=5±1 using only the IRAC fluxes. The IRAC and Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) 24 and 70 µm new photometric points are consistent with a spectral energy distribution dominated by a cold, dense envelope surrounding the protostar. The Cep E outflow displays a very similar morphology in the near- and mid-infrared wavelengths and is detected at 24 µm. The interface between the dense molecular gas (where Cep E lies) and the less dense interstellar medium is well traced by the emission at 8 and 24 µm and is one of the most exotic features of the new IRAC and MIPS images. IRS observations of the north lobe of the flow confirm that most of the emission is due to the excitation of pure H2rotational transitions arising from a relatively cold (Tex∼700 K) and dense (6.4x104/cm3) molecular gas.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Herbig-Haro Objects - ISM: Individual: Name: Cepheus E - ISM: Jets and Outflows - ISM: Molecules - Infrared: Stars - Stars: Formation

Simbad objects: 6

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Number of rows : 6
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2024
1 NAME HH 46-47 HH 08 25 43.6 -51 00 36           ~ 200 2
2 2MASS J08254384-5100326 Y*O 08 25 43.85 -51 00 32.7           ~ 316 1
3 HH 47 HH 08 25 44.30 -51 00 26.2           ~ 247 0
4 HH 377 HH 23 03 +61.7           ~ 22 2
5 NAME Cep E HII 23 03 12.779 +61 42 25.75           ~ 171 0
6 NAME Cep E North IR 23 03 13.608 +61 42 40.63           ~ 4 0

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