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YSO jets in the Galactic plane from UWISH2 - I. MHO catalogue for Serpens and Aquila

Ioannidis, G., Froebrich, D. (2012) YSO jets in the Galactic plane from UWISH2 - I. MHO catalogue for Serpens and Aquila. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 421 (4). pp. 3257-3265. ISSN 0035-8711. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20550.x)

Abstract

Jets and outflows from young stellar objects (YSOs) are important signposts of currently ongoing star formation. In order to study these objects, we are conducting an unbiased survey along the Galactic plane in the 1-0S(1) emission line of molecular hydrogen at 2.122μm using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope. In this paper, we are focusing on a 33-deg 2-sized region in Serpens and Aquila (18° < l < 30°;- 1°.5 < b < +1°.5). We trace 131 jets and outflows from YSOs, which results in a 15-fold increase in the total number of known molecular hydrogen outflows. Compared to this, the total integrated 1-0S(1) flux of all objects just about doubles, since the known objects occupy the bright end of the flux distribution. Our completeness limit is 3 Ã? 10 -18Wm -2 with 70per cent of the objects having fluxes of less than 10 -17Wm -2. Generally, the flows are associated with giant molecular cloud complexes and have a scaleheight of 25-30pc with respect to the Galactic plane. We are able to assign potential source candidates to about half the objects. Typically, the flows are clustered in groups of three to five objects, within a radius of 5pc. These groups are separated on average by about half a degree, and two-thirds of the entire survey area is devoid of outflows. We find a large range of apparent outflow lengths from 4 to 130arcsec. If we assume a distance of 3kpc, only 10per cent of all outflows are of parsec scale. There is a 2.6Ï? overabundance of flow position angles roughly perpendicular to the Galactic plane. © 2012 The Author Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2012 RAS.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20550.x
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NH, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: ISM: individual objects: Galactic plane, ISM: jets and outflows, Stars: formation, Stars: winds, outflows
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460 Astrophysics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 09:59 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49560 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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