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Volume 372, Number 2, June III 2001
Page(s) L33 - L36
Section Letters
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20010463

A&A 372, L33-L36 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20010463

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

J. L. Yun1, C. A. Santos1, D. P. Clemens2, J. M. Afonso1, M. J. McCaughrean3, T. Preibisch4, T. Stanke4 and H. Zinnecker3

1  Centro de Astronomia e Astrofísica da Universidade de Lisboa, Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa, Portugal
    e-mail: csantos@oal.ul.pt, jafonso@oal.ul.pt
2  Institute for Astrophysical Research, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    e-mail: clemens@bu.edu
3  Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
    e-mail: mjm@aip.de, hzinnecker@aip.de
4  Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
    e-mail: preib@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de, tstanke@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de

(Received 14 February 2001 / Accepted 5 March 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 $\mu$m 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 $L_{\odot}$. Two Herbig-Haro objects are seen in H$\alpha$ images located close to the positions of maximum H2 emission.

Key words: infrared: stars -- ISM: clouds -- ISM: individual (IRAS 06047 -- 1117) -- ISM: jets and outflows -- stars: formation -- stars: mass-loss

Offprint request: J. Yun, yun@oal.ul.pt

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