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Published October 2011 | public
Journal Article

An intepretive ballistic model for quasi-symmetric bipolar jet systems


We present an analytic, ballistic model for quasi-symmetric jet/counterjet systems, considering both the non-relativistic and the relativistic cases. The model considers the presence of ejection time and velocity asymmetries, which produce offsets between the positions of the knots in jet/counterjet pairs. A fit of the non-relativistic model predictions to observations of two quasi-symmetric HH outflows (HH 34 and HH 111) allows us to obtain the magnitudes of the ejection time and velocity asymmetries of these systems.

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© 2011 Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Received 2011 April 10; accepted 2011 June 6. This work was supported by the Conacyt grants 61547, 101356 and 101975.

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