Young stars and outflows in the globule IC 1396 W
Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Sternwarte 5, 07778 Tautenburg, Germany
Corresponding author: A. Scholz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 12 May 2003
We have observed the IC 1396 W globule in a narrow band filter centred on the 1–0 S(1) line of molecular hydrogen and in the J, H, K' broad-band filters. Three molecular hydrogen outflows could be identified by means of H2 emission. The projected axes of the flows are parallel to each other. By means of the NIR images and IRAS/ISOPHOT data we could identify the driving sources of all outflows, the possible Class 0 source IRAS 21246+5743 and two red objects (Class 1/2). NIR photometry reveals an embedded cluster of young stars in the globule, coinciding with FIR emission. Other young stars in the field are more or less clustered in several small groups, an indication that star formation takes place at different positions at the same time in such small globules.
Key words: shock waves / molecular processes / stars: formation / ISM: jets and outflows / ISM: individual objects: IC 1396 W
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