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Overview and Initial Results of the Very Long Baseline Interferometry Space Observatory Programme

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Hirabayashi, H and Hirosawa, H and Kobayashi, H and Murata, Y and Edwards, PG and Fomalont, EB and Fujisawa, K and Ichikawa, T and Kii, T and Lovell, JEJ and Moellenbrock, GA and Okayasu, R and Inoue, M and Kawaguchi, N and Kameno, S and Shibata, KM and Asaki, Y and Bushimata, T and Enome, S and Horiuchi, S and Miyaji, T and Umemoto, T and Migenes, V and Wajima, K and Nakajima, J and Morimoto, M and Ellis, J and Meier, DL and Murphy, DW and Preston, RA and Smith, JG and Tingay, SJ and Traub, DL and Wietfeldt, RD and Benson, JM and Claussen, MJ and Flatters, C and Romney, JD and Ulvestad, JS and D'Addario, LR and Langston, GI and Minter, AH and Carlson, BR and Dewdney, PE and Jauncey, DL and Reynolds, JE and Taylor, AR and McCulloch, PM and Cannon, WH and Gurvits, LI and Mioduszewski, AJ and Schilizzi, RT and Booth, RS, Overview and Initial Results of the Very Long Baseline Interferometry Space Observatory Programme, Science, 281, (5384) pp. 1825-1829. ISSN 0036-8075 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1126/science.281.5384.1825

Abstract

High angular resolution images of extragalactic radio sources are being made with the Highly Advanced Laboratory for Communications and Astronomy (HALCA) satellite and ground-based radio telescopes as part of the Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) Space Observatory Programme (VSOP). VSOP observatiomns at 1.6 and 5 gigahertz of the milli-arc-second-scale structure of radio quasars enable the quasar core size and the corresponding brightness temperature to be determined, and they enable the motions of jet components that are close to the core to be studied. Here, VSOP images of the gamma-ray source 1156 + 295, the quasar 1548 + 056, the ultraluminous quasar 0014 + 813, and the superluminal quasar 0212 + 735 are presented and discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical and Space Sciences
Research Field:Galactic Astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Author:Lovell, JEJ (Dr Jim Lovell)
Author:McCulloch, PM (Professor Peter McCulloch)
ID Code:13601
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:150
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08
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