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2005A&A...441...89G - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 441, 89 (2005/10-1)

Low power compact radio galaxies at high angular resolution.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present sub-arcsecond resolution multi-frequency (8 and 22GHz) VLA images of five low power compact (LPC) radio sources, and phase referenced VLBA images at 1.6GHz of their nuclear regions. At the VLA resolution we resolve the structure and identify component positions and flux densities. The phase referenced VLBA data at 1.6GHz reveals flat-spectrum, compact cores (down to a few milliJansky) in four of the five sources. The absolute astrometry provided by the phase referencing allows us to identify the center of activity on the VLA images. Moreover, these data reveal rich structures, including two-sided jets and secondary components. On the basis of the arcsecond scale structures and of the nuclear properties, we rule out the presence of strong relativistic effects in our LPCs, which must be intrinsically small (deprojected linear sizes <10kpc). Fits of continuous injection models reveal break frequencies in the GHz domain, and ages in the range 105-107yrs. In LPCs, the outermost edge may be advancing more slowly than in more powerful sources or could even be stationary; some LPCs might also have ceased their activity. In general, the properties of LPCs can be related to a number of reasons, including, but not limited to: youth, frustration, low kinematic power jets, and short-lived activity in the radio.

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Journal keyword(s): radio continuum: galaxies - galaxies: individual: 1855+37 - galaxies: active - galaxies: jets

CDS comments: Table 2 22GHz phase calibrators not identified.

Simbad objects: 29

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