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High-resolution near-infrared study of the deeply embedded young stellar object S140 IRS 3

Preibisch, T., Balega, Y.Y., Schertl, D., Smith, M.D., Weigelt, G. (2001) High-resolution near-infrared study of the deeply embedded young stellar object S140 IRS 3. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 378 (2). pp. 539-545. ISSN 0004-6361. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20010815) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We explore the structures immediately surrounding the high-mass young stellar object S140 IRS 3 within the L1204 molecular cloud. We have obtained a bispectrum speckle interferometric K-band image with a resolution of 150 mas and a seeing-limited molecular hydrogen line emission image of IRS 3. Our speckle image resolves IRS 3 into three point sources, a close binary with separation 0.63? and a third component 1.3? away. A rough assessment of the system stability suggests that the IRS 3 triple system is unstable. Our speckle image also reveals extended diffuse emission of very complex morphology around IRS 3. An extended diffuse feature north-east of IRS 3 displays a remarkable S-shaped structure. This feature is the innermost part of an at least 15? long extended structure, which is pointing towards a bow-shock like patch located 90? away from IRS 3. We find strong H 2 line emission associated with this feature, suggesting the presence of shocks, caused by the collision of outflowing material with the ambient medium. The S-shaped structure of this feature can be well reproduced by a model assuming a precessing outflow from IRS 3a. Furthermore, we find several elongated features pointing away from IRS 3 in a southern direction. Some of these features also exhibit strong H 2 line emission, demonstrating that IRS 3 drives outflows in several directions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1051/0004-6361:20010815
Uncontrolled keywords: Outflows, Stars: formation, Stars: individual: S140 IRS3, Stars: winds, Techniques: interferometric
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: 11 Aug 2015 10:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 15:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50133 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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