Purple Mountain Observatory, Academia Sinica, Nanjing 210008, PR China e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany e-mail: email@example.com
3 Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Sternwarte 5, 07778 Tautenburg, Germany e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 25 February 2005
Optical imaging towards L1617 and L1646 revealed three new Herbig-Haro (HH) objects, HH 182, 439, and 866. Spectroscopic observations of HH 182 A and 439 A confirmed their HH object nature. Molecular hydrogen v = 1–0 S(1) narrow band imaging revealed three H2 emission features in the HH 182 region which coincide with the optical emission. Based on the position angles of the different parts of the HH 111 flow and that of HH 182, HH 182 may be the outermost southeastern part of the giant HH 111 flow. One deeply embedded star is revealed in our near-infrared imaging of the HH 439 region. HH 439 A and the associated bow shock are probably driven by the newly detected embedded star. HH 439 B-D are probably driven by the Herbig AeBe star candidate GSC 04794-00827 (IRAS 06045-0554). The embedded source IRAS 06046-0603 is identified to be the exciting source of HH 866.
Key words: Herbig-Haro objects / ISM: jets and outflows / ISM: individual objects: L1617 / ISM: individual objects: L1646 / stars: formation
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