2002A&A...381..378C


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2002A&A...381..378C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 381, 378-388 (2002/1-2)

Bendings of radio jets in BL Lacertae objects. I. EVN and MERLIN observations.

CASSARO P., STANGHELLINI C., DALLACASA D., BONDI M. and ZAPPALA R.A.

Abstract (from CDS):

Several blazars, and BL Lac objects in particular, show a misalignment between the jet orientation on parsec and kiloparsec scales. Some authors (i.e. Conway & Murphy, 1993ApJ...411...89C) have attempted to explain this behaviour invoking helical jets for misalignment angles around 90°, showing how in this case there are interesting implications for the understanding of the medium into which the jet is expanding. By comparing sensitive VLA observations (Cassaro et al., 1999A&AS..139..601C) with images available in the literature for the BL Lac objects from the 1-Jy Sample (Stickel et al., 1991ApJ...374..431S), it is clear that there is a wide range of misalignments between the initial jet direction and the kpc-scale jet, when detected. We have carried out VLBI observations of these BL Lac objects, in order to investigate the spatial evolution of the radio jets from few tens to hundreds of mas, and to search for helical jets in this class of sources. We present here the first dataset obtained from EVN+MERLIN observations at 5GHz for seven objects. From these observations we never have a clear detection of helical jets, we only have a possible signature of their presence in 2 objects. In only one of the sources with a misalignment angle around 90° the presence of helical jets can be ruled out. This implies that it is not possible to invoke helical jets to explain the morphology of all the sources showing a misalignment of about 90° between the parsec and the kiloparsec scale jets.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: BL Lacertae objects: general - galaxies: jets - radio continuum: galaxies

Simbad objects: 7

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Number of rows : 7

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 7C 081451.89+423206.00 BLL 08 18 15.99960470 +42 22 45.4149140   18.88 18.18 17.81   ~ 361 1
2 6C 095456+654857 BLL 09 58 47.2452838930 +65 33 54.821524491     17.0 15.75   ~ 632 1
3 7C 1147+2434 BLL 11 50 19.2119754161 +24 17 53.834754764   16.26 15.74 15.80   ~ 253 1
4 7C 1308+3236 BLL 13 10 28.66387 +32 20 43.7831   15.61 15.24 17.91   ~ 762 1
5 6C 141804+543700 BLL 14 19 46.5976435439 +54 23 14.787308481   16.17 15.65 14.16   ~ 547 1
6 8C 1803+784 BLL 18 00 45.6831135718 +78 28 04.017792333   16.4 16.4 15.46   ~ 676 1
7 4C -02.81 BLL 21 34 10.30959643 -01 53 17.2387909   18.6 19.0 18.87   ~ 338 1

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