Vol 3, No 5

Large-Scale Distribution of Herbig-Haro Objects in Taurus?

Ke-Feng Sun, Ji Yang, Shao-Guang Luo, Min Wang, Li-Cai Deng, Xu Zhou, Jian-Sheng Chen


Abstract We report our new results on Herbig-Haro (HH) objects in the star forming region of Taurus from a wide-field survey with the 60/90 cm Schmidt telescope of the Beijing Astronomical Observatory. This survey using CCD imaging with a narrow band [SII] filter and an intermediate band [BATC10] filter covered approximately 30 square degrees in Taurus. Besides confirming the known HH Objects in the region, we discovered seven new HH candidates, and groups. Six of these are HH 701A-B, HH 702A-D, HH 703, HH 704A-D, HH 705, HH 706 and the seventh is a group, a new component of HH 319, labeled HH 319B-D. Based on the large-scale distribution of pre-main-sequence (PMS) stars in Taurus, we analyze statistically the most probable distance from the HH objects to each PMS star, from which we estimate the typical timescale of these HH objects to be between (1.3–2.0)×104 yrs; and we also obtain the birth rates of HH objects: 0.447±0.198 for Class I PMS stars, 0.360±0.222 for Class II PMS stars, and –0.148±0.234 for Class III PMS stars.


Keywords ISM: Herbig-Haro objects --- ISM: individual (Taurus region) --- ISM: jets and outflows --- star: formation --- stars: pre-main-sequence

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