2015A&A...583A.100L


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2015A&A...583A.100L - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 583A, 100-100 (2015/11-1)

RadioAstron space VLBI imaging of polarized radio emission in the high-redshift quasar 0642+449 at 1.6 GHz.

LOBANOV A.P., GOMEZ J.L., BRUNI G., KOVALEV Y.Y., ANDERSON J., BACH U., KRAUS A., ZENSUS J.A., LISAKOV M.M., SOKOLOVSKY K.V. and VOYTSIK P.A.

Abstract (from CDS):

Polarization of radio emission in extragalactic jets at a sub-milliarcsecond angular resolution holds important clues for understanding the structure of the magnetic field in the inner regions of the jets and in close vicinity of the supermassive black holes in the centers of active galaxies. Space VLBI observations provide a unique tool for polarimetric imaging at a sub-milliarcsecond angular resolution and studying the properties of magnetic field in active galactic nuclei on scales of less than 104 gravitational radii. A space VLBI observation of high-redshift quasar TXS 0642+449 (OH471), made at a wavelength of 18cm (frequency of 1.6GHz) as part of the early science programme (ESP) of the RadioAstron mission, is used here to test the polarimetric performance of the orbiting Space Radio Telescope (SRT) employed by the mission, to establish a methodology for making full Stokes polarimetry with space VLBI at 1.6GHz, and to study the polarized emission in the target object on sub-milliarcsecond scales. Polarization leakage of the SRT at 18cm is found to be within 9% in amplitude, demonstrating the feasibility of high fidelity polarization imaging with RadioAstron at this wavelength. A polarimetric image of 0642+449 with a resolution of 0.8mas (signifying an ∼4 times improvement over ground VLBI observations at the same wavelength) is obtained. The image shows a compact core-jet structure with low (≃2%) polarization and predominantly transverse magnetic field in the nuclear region. The VLBI data also uncover a complex structure of the nuclear region, with two prominent features possibly corresponding to the jet base and a strong recollimation shock. The maximum brightness temperature at the jet base can be as high as 4x1013K.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: jets - galaxies: nuclei - quasars: individual: 0642+449

CDS comments: Table 5 components not in SIMBAD.

Simbad objects: 5

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Number of rows : 5

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 7C 064253.00+445430.00 QSO 06 46 32.02599463 +44 51 16.5901237   19.57 18.49 18.64   ~ 321 1
2 8C 0716+714 BLL 07 21 53.4484901266 +71 20 36.362058601   15.5 14.17 14.27   ~ 1132 1
3 QSO J0854+2006 BLL 08 54 48.8749311881 +20 06 30.642936668   15.91 15.43 15.56   ~ 1999 1
4 M 87 BiC 12 30 49.42338230 +12 23 28.0438581 10.16 9.59 8.63   7.49 ~ 6212 3
5 3C 286 Sy1 13 31 08.2885060664 +30 30 32.960825108   17.51 17.25     ~ 3716 1

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