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Deep Multiwaveband Observations of the Jets of 0208-512 and 1202-262


Perlman, ES and Georganopoulos, M and Marshall, HL and Schwartz, DA and Padgett, CA and Gelbord, J and Lovell, JEJ and Worrall, DM and Birkinshaw, M and Murphy, DW and Jauncey, DL, Deep Multiwaveband Observations of the Jets of 0208-512 and 1202-262, The Astrophysical Journal: An International Review of Astronomy and Astronomical Physics, 739 , (2) Article 65. ISSN 0004-637X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1088/0004-637X/739/2/65


We present deep Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra, Very Large Array, and Australia Telescope Compact Array images of the jets of PKS 0208-512 and PKS 1202-262, which were found in a Chandra survey of a flux-limited sample of flat-spectrum radio quasars with jets. We discuss in detail their X-ray morphologies and spectra. We find optical emission from one knot in the jet of PKS 1202-262 and two regions in the jet of PKS 0208-512. The X-ray emission of both jets is most consistent with external Comptonization of cosmic microwave background photons by particles within the jet, while the optical emission is most consistent with the synchrotron process. We model the emission from the jet in this context and discuss implications for jet emission models, including magnetic field and beaming parameters.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:galaxies: active galaxies: jets quasars: individual (PKS0208−512, PKS1202−262) radio continuum: galaxies X-rays: galaxies
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Lovell, JEJ (Dr Jim Lovell)
ID Code:78122
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2012-06-15
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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