New Herbig-Haro objects and giant outflows in Orion

S. L. Mader*, W. J. Zealey, Q. A. Parker, M. R W Masheder

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    We present the results of a photographic and CCD imaging survey for Herbig-Haro (HH) objects in the L1630 and L1641 giant molecular clouds in Orion. The new HH flows were initially identified from a deep Hα film from the recently commissioned AAO/UKST Hα Survey of the southern sky. Our scanned Hα and broad-band R images highlight both the improved resolution of the Hα survey and the excellent contrast of the Hα flux with respect to the broad-band R. Comparative IVN survey images allow us to distinguish between emission and reflection nebulosity. Our CCD Hα, [S II], continuum and I-band images confirm the presence of a parsec-scale HH flow associated with the Ori I-2 cometary globule, and several parsec-scale strings of HH emission centred on the L1641-N infrared cluster. Several smaller outflows display one-sided jets. Our results indicate that, for declinations south of -6° in L1641, parsec-scale flows appear to be the major force in the large-scale movement of optical dust and molecular gas.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)331-354
    Number of pages24
    JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999


    • ISM: individual: L1630
    • ISM: individual: L1641
    • ISM: jets and outflows
    • Stars: formation
    • Surveys


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