A&A 372, L33-L36 (2001)

Discovery of a molecular outflow, near-infrared jet and HH objects towards IRAS 06047-1117

J. L. Yun, C. A. Santos, D. P. Clemens, J. M. Afonso, M. J. McCaughrean, T. Preibisch, T. Stanke and H. Zinnecker

Astronomy & Astrophysics 372, L33-36 (2001)

We report discovery of a new young stellar object driving a point-symmetric, near-infrared jet and molecular outflow. The YSO is associated with IRAS 06047-1117 and is embedded in a dense molecular cloud core located southeast of Orion A. The jet is seen in the H2 v=1-0 line at 2.12 micron and extends over a total length of about ~0.4 pc. The driving source is optically invisible and has near-infrared colors and a spectral energy distribution consistent with a Class I source with an estimated luminosity of 6 L_sun. Two Herbig-Haro objects are seen in H alpha images located close to the positions of maximum H2 emission.

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