Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 326, 1127-1133 (2001/September-3)
Chandra measurements of the X-ray core and cluster of 3C 220.1.
WORRALL D.M., BIRKINSHAW M., HARDCASTLE M.J. and LAWRENCE C.R.
Abstract (from CDS):
We report results of an 18-ks exposure with the ACIS instrument on Chandra of the powerful z=0.62 radio galaxy 3C 220.1. The X-ray emission separates into cluster gas of emission-weighted kT∼5keV, 0.7-12keV luminosity (to a radius of 45arcsec) of 5.6x1044erg.s–1 and unresolved emission (coincident with the radio core). While the extended X-ray emission is clearly thermal in nature, a straightforward cooling-flow model, even in conjunction with a point-source component, is a poor fit to the radial profile of the X-ray emission. This is despite the fact that the measured properties of the gas suggest a massive cooling flow of ∼130M☉yr–1, and the data show weak evidence for a temperature gradient. The central unresolved X-ray emission has a power-law spectral energy index α∼0.7 and 0.7-12keV luminosity of 1045erg.s–1, and any intrinsic absorption is relatively small. The two-point spectrum of the core emission between radio and X-ray energies has αrx=0.75. Since this is a flatter spectrum than seen in other sources where the X-ray emission is presumed to be radio-related, regions close to the active galactic nucleus (AGN) in this source may dominate the central X-ray output, as is believed to be the case for lobe-dominated quasars. Simple unification models would be challenged if this were found to be the case for a large fraction of high-power radio galaxies.
The Royal Astronomical Society
radiation mechanisms: non-thermal - galaxies: active - galaxies: clusters: individual: 3C 220.1 - galaxies: individual: 3C 220.1 - X-rays: galaxies
p.1132: X-ray source = EQ J093101+791327
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