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2012MNRAS.423.1053G - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 423, 1053-1059 (2012/June-3)

Radio continuum emission and H I gas accretion in the NGC 5903/5898 compact group of early-type galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

We discuss the nature of the multicomponent radio continuum and H I emission associated with the nearby galaxy group comprised of two dominant ellipticals, NGC 5898 and NGC 5903, and a dwarf lenticular ESO 514-G003. Striking new details of radio emission are unveiled from the second Data Release of the ongoing TIFR GMRT Sky Survey (TGSS) which provides images with a resolution of ∼ 24 {x} 18 arcsec2 and a typical rms noise of 5 mJy at 150 MHz. Previous radio observations of this compact triplet of galaxies include images at higher frequencies of the radio continuum as well as H I emission, the latter showing huge H I trails originating from the vicinity of NGC 5903 where H I is in a kinematically disturbed state. The TGSS 150-MHz image has revealed a large asymmetric radio halo around NGC 5903 and also established that the dwarf S0 galaxy ESO 514-G003 is the host to a previously known bright double radio source. The radio emission from NGC 5903 is found to have a very steep radio spectrum (α ∼ -1.5) and to envelope a network of radio continuum filaments bearing a spatial relationship to the H I trails. Another noteworthy aspect of this triplet of early-type galaxies highlighted by the present study is that both its radio-loud members, namely NGC 5903 and ESO 514-G003, are also the only galaxies that are seen to be connected to an H I filament. This correlation is consistent with the premise that cold gas accretion is of prime importance for triggering powerful jet activity in the nuclei of early-type galaxies.

Abstract Copyright: 2012 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society2012 RAS

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD - galaxies: interactions - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: jets - radio continuum: general

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