Identification of the exciting source of Herbig-Haro objects 135 and 136

Motohide Tamura*, J. H. Hough, Antonio Chrysostomou, Yoichi Itoh, Koji Murakawa, J. A. Bailey

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We have identified the exciting source of the Herbig-Haro objects HH 135 and 136 by near-infrared polarimetric imaging of the associated extensive reflection nebula. The source is situated at the middle of the two Herbig-Haro objects, coincident with a luminous IRAS source, and it is responsible for the excitation of both objects, although it has been suggested that there are two independent exciting sources. The source appears to be a young stellar object (presumably a Herbig Ae/Be star) surrounded by a thick circumstellar disc and it is one of the most luminous (L ≃ 10 4 L⊙) exciting sources of Herbig-Haro objects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)894-898
Number of pages5
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Circumstellar matter
  • Dust, extinction
  • Infrared: stars
  • Polarization
  • Stars: pre-main-sequence


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