Characterizing the radio continuum nature of sources in the massive star-forming region W75N (B)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

The massive star-forming region W75N (B) is thought to host a cluster of massive protostars (VLA 1, VLA 2, and VLA 3) undergoing different evolutionary stages. In this work, we present radio continuum data with the highest sensitivity and angular resolution obtained to date in this region, using the VLA-A and covering a wide range of frequencies (4-48 GHz), which allowed us to study the morphology and the nature of the emission of the different radio continuum sources. We also performed complementary studies with multi-epoch Very Large Array (VLA) data and Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) archive data at 1.3 mm wavelength. We find that VLA 1 is driving a thermal radio jet at scales of approximate to 0.1 arcsec (approximate to 130 au), but also shows signs of an incipient hypercompact HII region at scales of less than or similar to 1 arcsec (less than or similar to 1300 au). VLA 3 is also driving a thermal radio jet at scales of a few tenths of arcsec (few hundred of au). We conclude that this jet is shock exciting the radio continuum sources Bc and VLA 4 (obscured Herbig-Haro objects), which show proper motions moving outward from VLA 3 at velocities of approximate to 112-118 km s(-1). We have also detected three new weak radio continuum sources, two of them associated with millimetre continuum cores observed with ALMA, suggesting that these two sources are also embedded young stellar objects in this massive star-forming region.

ISM: jets and outflows

stars: protostars

HII regions

radio continuum: ISM

Herbig-Haro objects

stars: massive

Författare

A. Rodriguez-Kamenetzky

Instituto de Astronomía Teórica y Experimental (IATE)

C. Carrasco-Gonzalez

Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM

J. M. Torrelles

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC)

Wouter Vlemmings

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Astronomi och plasmafysik, Galaktisk astrofysik

L. F. Rodriguez

Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM

G. Surcis

INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

J. F. Gomez

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

J. Canto

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

C. Goddi

Radboud Universiteit

Universiteit Leiden

J. S. Kim

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute

S-W Kim

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute

N. Anez-Lopez

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC)

S. Curiel

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

H. J. van Langevelde

Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE)

Universiteit Leiden

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

0035-8711 (ISSN) 1365-2966 (eISSN)

Vol. 496 3 3128-3141

Ämneskategorier

Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

Geofysik

Multidisciplinär geovetenskap

DOI

10.1093/mnras/staa1742

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Senast uppdaterat

2020-11-05