2004A&A...417..887H


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2004A&A...417..887H - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 417, 887-904 (2004/4-3)

A relativistic helical jet in the γ-ray AGN 1156+295.

HONG X.Y., JIANG D.R., GURVITS L.I., GARRETT M.A., GARRINGTON S.T., SCHILIZZI R.T., NAN R.D., HIRABAYASHI H., WANG W.H. and NICOLSON G.D.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the results of a number of high resolution radio observations of the AGN 1156+295. These include multi-epoch and multi-frequency VLBI, VSOP, MERLIN and VLA observations made over a period of 50 months. The 5GHz MERLIN images trace a straight jet extending to ∼2" at PA ~-18°. Extended low brightness emission was detected in the MERLIN observation at 1.6GHz and the VLA observation at 8.5GHz with a bend of ∼90° at the end of the 2arcsec jet. A region of similar diffuse emission is also seen about 2arcsec south of the radio core. The VLBI images of the blazar reveal a core-jet structure with an oscillating jet on a milli-arcsecond (mas) scale which aligns with the arcsecond jet at a distance of several tens of milli-arcseconds from the core. This probably indicates that the orientation of the jet structure is close to the line of sight, with the northern jet being relativistically beamed toward us. In this scenario the diffuse emission to the north and south is not beamed and appears symmetrical. For the northern jet at the mas scale, proper motions of 13.7±3.5, 10.6±2.8, and 11.8±2.8c are measured in three distinct components of the jet (q0=0.5, H0=65km/s/Mpc are used through out this paper). Highly polarised emission is detected on VLBI scales in the region in which the jet bends sharply to the north-west. The spectral index distribution of the source shows that the strongest compact component has a flat spectrum, and the extended jet has a steep spectrum. A helical trajectory along the surface of a cone was proposed based on the conservation laws for kinetic energy and momentum to explain the observed phenomena, which is in a good agreement with the observed results on scales of 1mas to 1arcsec.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: nuclei - galaxies: jets - galaxies: quasars: individual: 1156+295

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Number of rows : 4

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 3C 84 Sy2 03 19 48.1597607660 +41 30 42.114155434   13.10 12.48 11.09   ~ 3618 3
2 7C 055201.39+394824.00 QSO 05 55 30.80561150 +39 48 49.1649664     18.0 17.5   ~ 473 2
3 Ton 599 QSO 11 59 31.83390975 +29 14 43.8268741   14.80 14.41 17.652 13.39 ~ 813 1
4 3C 286 Sy1 13 31 08.2885060664 +30 30 32.960825108   17.51 17.25     ~ 3840 2

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