Resolving the forbidden-line emission regions of young stellar objects - DD Tauri



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Gómez de Castro, Ana Inés and Pudritz, R. E. (1992) Resolving the forbidden-line emission regions of young stellar objects - DD Tauri. Astrophysical journal, 397 (2, Par). pp. 107-110. ISSN 0004-637X

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We present high spatial resolution, narrow-band images of the T Tauri star, DD Tau, obtained with the High-Resolution Camera of CFHT. We have resolved the forbidden line emission region (FLER) of this source, on a spatial scale 0".5 in both [N II] and [S II]. The bulk of the continuum emission is concentrated in two knots that are separated by 0".55 (77 AU) and oriented in the direction P.A. = 6.4-degrees. The forbidden-line morphology is distinctly different from that of the continuum. The [N II] emission appears to be a "jetlike" extension connecting the two continuum knots. The [S II] emission seems to be confined to the northern knot. The southern knot (DD Tau B) is extended in the direction P.A. congruent-to 130-degrees. The orientation of the disk as defined by IR polarization measurements is P.A. congruent-to 125-degrees. We compare our observations with the existing theoretical models for the origin of FLERs.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Outflows; disks; ISM, general; line, profiles; stars, formation; stars, individual, dd tauri; stars, pre-main-sequence
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Astronomy
ID Code:16559
Deposited On:27 Sep 2012 10:00
Last Modified:26 Jun 2018 06:58

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