NICMOS Image of Jet Near HH 1
An infrared image obtained with the NICMOS camera onboard the Hubble
Space Telescope at a wavelength of 1.6 um showing the region
around the energy source of the HH 1 & 2 jet. The primary jet is clearly visible
in [Fe II] emission all the way to the location of the embedded VLA
source. An arc-shaped reflection nebula at lower left opens up towards a seconda
ry HH flow.
Hence, a companion to the VLA source must be located near the apex
of the nebula. The two flow axes are indicated. The scale bar of 2"
corresponds to ~ 920 AU at the distance to these jets. Published in the
Protostars and Planets IV review chapter by Hartigan et al., originally
adapted from a paper Reipurth et al.