Kinematics of the molecular sheath of the HH 111 optical jet

Neil M. Nagar, Stuart N. Vogel, James M. Stone, Eve C. Ostriker

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We have observed the molecular outflow associated with the HH 111 optical jet at 60 resolution in the CO J 5 1-0 transition using the Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Millimeter Array. Both the CO kinematics and morphology indicate a striking hollow tubular structure surrounding the optical jet. The velocity component parallel to the jet increases with distance from the central star more rapidly than the component perpendicular to the jet. The data place constraints on jet-driven models for molecular outflows. The kinematics and structure are consistent with recent wide-angle, radial wind models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L195-L198
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 20 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • ISM: individual (HH 111)
  • ISM: jets and outflows
  • ISM: molecules
  • Stars: formation
  • Stars: mass loss


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