Far-infrared and submillimeter observations of the low-luminosity protostars L1455 FIR and L1551 IRS 5 - The confinement of bipolar outflows

J. A. Davidson, D. T. Jaffe

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Abstract

Far-IR observations of L1455 FIR and L1551 IRS 5 obtained in December, 1981, and in September, 1982, and January, 1983, respectively, using the H-1 and G-2 bolometer systems on the 91-cm telescope of the NASA Kuiper Aiborne Observatory are reported. Additional observations at 400 microns were obtained with UKIRT in November, 1981, (L1551) and with NASA IRTF in November, 1982 (L1455). The results are presented in tables and graphs, and L1455 and L1551 are compared with other objects in terms of central-star parameters, clouds, and overflows. The characteristics calculated for L1455 and L1551 include luminosity 1.5 and 23 solar luminosity, size less than 7 x 10 to the 16th cm, H2 density greater than or equal to 4 x 10 to the 5th and 1 x 10 to the 6th/cu cm, and 35-K dust cores of 0.2 and 0.7 solar mass, respectively. The bipolar appearance of the L1551 outflow is attributed to circumstellar material only.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Volume277
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1984

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