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1 LAOG - Laboratoire d-Astrophysique de Grenoble 2 PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics 3 CENTER FOR IMAGING SCIENCE, RIT - Center for Imaging Science 4 CASA - Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy 5 UNIVERSITY OF EXETER - School of Physics 6 AIP - Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam

Abstract : We report the detection during the Chandra Orion Ultradeep Project COUP of two soft, constant, and faint X-ray sources associated with the Herbig-Haro object HH210. HH210 is located at the tip of the NNE finger of the emission line system bursting out of the BN-KL complex, northwest of the Trapezium cluster in the OMC-1 molecular cloud. Using a recent Halpha image obtained with the ACS imager on board HST, and taking into account the known proper motions of HH210 emission knots, we show that the position of the brightest X-ray source, COUP703, coincides with the emission knot 154-040a of HH210, which is the emission knot of HH210 having the highest tangential velocity 425 km-s. The second X-ray source, COUP704, is located on the complicated emission tail of HH210 close to an emission line filament and has no obvious optical-infrared counterpart. Spectral fitting indicates for both sources a plasma temperature of ~0.8 MK and absorption-corrected X-ray luminosities of about 1E30 erg-s 0.5-2.0 keV. These X-ray sources are well explained by a model invoking a fast-moving, radiative bow shock in a neutral medium with a density of ~12000 cm^{-3}. The X-ray detection of COUP704 therefore reveals, in the complicated HH210 region, an energetic shock not yet identified at other wavelengths.

Keywords : ISM: Herbig-Haro objects ISM: individual objects: HH210 X-rays: ISM





Author: Nicolas Grosso - Eric Feigelson - Konstantin Getman - Joel Kastner - John Bally - Mark Mccaughrean -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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