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2007MNRAS.375..705H - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 375, 705-714 (2007/February-3)

Giant Lyα nebulae around z > 2 radio galaxies: evidence for infall.

HUMPHREY A., VILLAR-MARTIN M., FOSBURY R., BINETTE L., VERNET J., DE BREUCK C. and DI SEREGO ALIGHIERI S.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present an investigation into the possible relationship between side-to-side asymmetries of powerful radio galaxies at high redshift, with the goal of understanding the geometry, orientation and gas dynamics of these sources. Our sample consists of 11 radio galaxies at 2.3 ≤ z ≤ 3.6 previously known to have giant, kinematically quiescent nebulae. We identify several correlated asymmetries: on the side of the brightest radio jet and hotspot (i) the redshift of the kinematically quiescent nebula is highest, (ii) Lyα is brighter relative to the other lines and continuum, (iii) the radio spectrum is flattest and (iv) the radio structure has its highest polarization. These asymmetries are not found to be correlated with either the radio arm length asymmetry or the brightness asymmetry of the UV-optical emitting material. The correlation between the radio brightness asymmetry and the radial velocity of the quiescent gas also appears to be present in powerful radio galaxies with 0 ≲ z ≲ 1.

Collectively, these asymmetries are most naturally explained as an effect of orientation, with the quiescent nebulae in infall: this is the first study to distinguish between the rotation, infall, outflow and chaotic motion scenarios for the kinematically quiescent emission-line nebulae around powerful active galactic nuclei.


Abstract Copyright: 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2007 RAS

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: high-redshift - galaxies: jets

CDS comments: In Table B1 : 6C +60.07 = 4C +60.07, OTL 0852+192 is a misprint for OTL 0852+124.

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