The Physics of Shocked Outflows In Star Forming Molecular Clouds

J.A. Tedds, P.W.J.L. Brand, M. Burton, A. Chrysostomou, A.J.L. Fernandes

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    Abstract

    Recent near-IR imaging of the Orion molecular cloud has revealed a complex of dense bullets, visible as [FeII] emitting HH-objects at the tips of H2 wakes, ejected explosively from the cloud core. Having resolved individual bow-shock structures for the first time in this bright source, we have observed [FeII] 1.644um velocity profiles of selected bullets and H2 1-0 S(1), 2.122um velocity profiles for a series of positions along and across the corresponding bow-shock wakes. We present observed profiles for the bullet M42 HH1 and its associated wake and compare with theoretical bow-shock models.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIn: Procs of Clouds, Cores, and Low Mass Stars - ASP Conf Series 65
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
    Pages375-379
    ISBN (Print)978-1-58381-401-7, 0-937707-84-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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