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Astron. Astrophys. 354, L25-L28 (2000)

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Letter to the Editor

Bipolar jets from the symbiotic star Hen 3-1341 in outburst *

Toma Tomov 1,2, Ulisse Munari 1,2 and Paola Maria Marrese 1

1 Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Sede di Asiago, 36032 Asiago (VI), Italy
2 University of Padova "G.Colombo", CISAS - Center of Studies and Activities for Space, Italy

Received 10 November 1999 / Accepted 19 December 1999


The spectral signature of collimated bipolar jets have been discovered on high resolution spectra of Hen 3-1341 during the 1999 outburst, the first ever recorded for this symbiotic star. The jets show up as emission components at [FORMULA] km s-1 on both sides of the main emission lines. They were not present in quiescence. As a general rule for the jets from stellar objects, also those in Hen 3-1341 come together with evidence of mass loss via wind (strong P-Cyg profiles).

Key words: stars: binaries: symbiotic – stars: individual: Hen 3-1341 – ISM: jets and outflows

* Based on observations collected with the telescopes of the Padova & Asiago Astronomical Observatories (Italy)

Send offprint requests to: U. Munari (munari@pd.astro.it)

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Online publication: January 31, 2000