PI: Josh Walawender, CASA, University of Colorado, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Campus Box 389, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
CoI: John Bally, CASA, University of Colorado
CoI: Bo Reipurth, IFA, University of Hawaii
Title: Deep Imaging of Giant Herbig-Haro Flows from Young Stars in Taurus
Abstract: We propose to use the MOSAIC imager on the KPNO 0.9 meter telescope to survey the Taurus Molecular cloud in narrowband filters. We will identify shocks from protostellar outflows (Herbig-Haro or HH objects) and measure their area covering factor from which we will estimate the momentum content of these flows. This cloud survey will supplement our surveys of Perseus, Orion, and Carina in that it will allow us to compare the roles of protostellar outflows and UV radiation in clouds with differing stellar populations. Taurus will anchor this study in that Taurus represents the nearest and lowest mass cloud available for our survey.
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