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2000ApJ...541..112T - Astrophys. J., 541, 112-119 (2000/September-3)

Kinematic age estimates for four compact symmetric objects from the Pearson-Readhead survey.


Abstract (from CDS):

Based on multiepoch observations at 15 and 43 GHz with the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), we detect significant angular expansions between the two hot spots of four compact symmetric objects (CSOs). From these relative motions we derive kinematic ages of between 300 and 1200 yr for the radio emission. These ages lend support to the idea that CSOs are produced in a recent phase of activity. These observations also allow us to study the evolution of the hot spots dynamically in individual sources. In all four sources the hot spots are separating along the source axis, but in 1031+567 the tip of the hot spot appears to be moving almost orthogonally to the source axis. Jet components, seen in three of the four sources observed, are found to be moving relativistically outward from the central engines toward the more slowly moving hot spots.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Active - Galaxies: Nuclei - Radio Continuum: Galaxies - techniques: interferometric

Nomenclature: Table 5, Fig.2: [PR88] 0710+439 AN (Nos A2-A3, B3-B5, C2) added. Table 6, Fig.4: [PR88] 1031+567 WN (Nos E1-E2, W1-W2). Table 7, Fig.5: [PR88] 2352+495 AN (Nos D, B3-B5) added.

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