GIANT HERBIG-HARO FLOWS IN L1228: A SECOND LOOK

D. Devine, J. Bally, D. Chiriboga, K. Smart
2009 Astronomical Journal  
We present second epoch narrowband Hα and [S ii] images of the giant Herbig-Haro flows HH199 and HH200 in the L1228 molecular cloud. Proper motions for several members of the HH200 flow were determined by comparing the new images to similar narrowband images taken 13 years earlier. Based on our measurements, the HH200 flow is inclined by 15 • to the plane of the sky and has a steady, fixed outflow axis with P.A. = 49 • . There is a general nonlinear decline in the proper motions with increasing
more » ... distance from the source, and it appears that successive eruption episodes have cleared out a relatively free channel through the L1228 cloud. The bright knot HH200B6 is located at the end of the channel along the edge of L1228, and appears to be tracing the location where the outflow erupts from the cloud. We did not detect any proper motions for HH200B6, and suggest that it is the plug of material that has been bored out by the cumulative effects of numerous eruptions along a steady outflow axis. The proper motions combined with the spacing of the HH200 knots along the flow axis are consistent with a velocity variable outflow, which erupts periodically on timescales of the order of 600 years. The relatively small size of the knots combined with the large proper motions and derived bow-shock speeds would seem to rule out the presence of a less collimated wind component. We also discuss the HH199 flow, which is radically different from HH200. The members of the HH199 flow exhibited large changes in the morphology and emission, and were not suitable for determining proper motions. The HH200 and HH199 flows appear to be the opposite ends of the spectrum of giant HH flows.
doi:10.1088/0004-6256/137/4/3993 fatcat:bcqyoc3gnvg2zh4uqfhwz7qj4e