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1999ApJ...525L..13P - Astrophys. J., 525, L13-L16 (1999/November-1)

H I absorption in the steep-spectrum superluminal quasar 3C 216.


Abstract (from CDS):

The search for H I absorption in strong compact steep-spectrum sources is a natural way to probe the neutral gas contents in young radio sources. In turn, this may provide information about the evolution of powerful radio sources. The recently improved capabilities of the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope have made it possible to detect a 0.31% (19 mJy) deep neutral atomic hydrogen absorption line associated with the steep-spectrum superluminal quasar 3C 216. The redshift (z=0.67) of the source shifts the frequency of the 21 cm line down to the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) band (850 MHz). The exact location of the H I-absorbing gas remains to be determined by spectral line VLBI observations at 850 MHz. We cannot exclude that the gas might be extended on galactic scales, but we think it is more likely to be located in the central kiloparsec. Constraints from the lack of X-ray absorption probably rule out obscuration of the core region, and we argue that the most plausible site for the H I absorption is in the jet-cloud interaction observed in this source.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Active - Galaxies: ISM - Galaxies: Quasars: Absorption Lines - Galaxies: Quasars: Individual: Alphanumeric: 3C 216 - Radio Lines: Galaxies

Nomenclature: [PVT99] QSO J0909+4253 abs N.NN N=1.

CDS comments: CSO 1946+708 (CSO ?) = BWE 1946+7048.

Simbad objects: 5

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