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1999MNRAS.309..474L - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 309, 474-480 (1999/October-3)

Upper limits on K-band polarization in three high-redshift radio galaxies: 53W091, 3C 441 and MRC 0156-252.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present the results of K-band imaging polarimetry of three radio galaxies, including the very red and apparently old z=1.55 galaxy 53W091. We find weak evidence for polarization in components of 3C 441 and in the south-eastern companion of 53W091, but no evidence of significant polarization in 53W091 itself. We also find strong evidence that MRC 0156-252 is unpolarized. We present upper limits for the K-band polarization of all three sources. For 53W091, the lack of significant K-band polarization provides further confidence that its red R-K colour can be attributed to a mature stellar population, consistent with the detailed analyses of its ultraviolet spectral-energy distribution which indicate a minimum age of 2-3.5Gyr.

Abstract Copyright: 1999, Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): polarization - galaxies: active - galaxies: individual: LBDS 53W091 - galaxies: individual: MRC 0156-252 - galaxies: individual: 3C 441 - infrared: galaxies

Nomenclature: Fig.3, Table 2: [LDE99] 3C 441 A (Nos E-H, J).

CDS comments: Fig.1: field of WSTB 53W091, [SDS97] Galaxy 3a, 4. Fig.3: objects 'a' = [EC90] 3C 441 a. Table 2: 'Star S' (3C 441 S) not identified.

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