2016A&A...587A..37R


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2016A&A...587A..37R - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 587A, 37-37 (2016/3-1)

Wisps in the Galactic Center: Near-infrared triggered observations of the radio source Sgr A* at 43 GHz.

RAUCH C., ROS E., KRICHBAUM T.P., ECKART A., ZENSUS J.A., SHAHZAMANIAN B. and MUZIC K.

Abstract (from CDS):

The compact radio and near-infrared (NIR) source Sagittarius A* (SgrA*) associated with the supermassive black hole in the Galactic center was observed at 7mm in the context of a NIR triggered global Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) campaign. SgrA* shows variable flux densities ranging from radio through X-rays. These variations sometimes appear in spontaneous outbursts that are referred to as flares. Multi-frequency observations of SgrA* provide access to easily observable parameters that can test the currently accepted models that try to explain these intensity outbursts. On May 16-18, 2012 SgrA* has been observed with the VLBA at 7mm (43GHz) for 6h each day during a global multi-wavelength campaign. These observations were triggered by a NIR flare observed at the Very Large Telescope (VLT). Accurate flux densities and source morphologies were acquired. The total 7mm flux of SgrA* shows only minor variations during its quiescent states on a daily basis of 0.06Jy. An observed NIR flare on May 17 was followed ∼4.5h later by an increase in flux density of 0.22Jy at 43GHz. This agrees well with the expected time delay of events that are casually connected by adiabatic expansion. Shortly before the peak of the radio flare, SgrA* developed a secondary radio off-core feature at 1.5mas toward the southeast. Even though the closure phases are too noisy to place actual constraints on this feature, a component at this scale together with a time delay of 4.5±0.5h between the NIR and radio flare provide evidence for an adiabatically expanding jet feature.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: nuclei - techniques: interferometric - black hole physics - Galaxy: center - galaxies: active - Galaxy: nucleus

CDS comments: Parahraph 2 calibrators J1745-283 and J1748-291 not identified.

Simbad objects: 6

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Number of rows : 6

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 M 31 G 00 42 44.330 +41 16 07.50 4.86 4.36 3.44     ~ 11207 1
2 3C 279 Bla 12 56 11.1664521013 -05 47 21.531840471   18.01 17.75 15.87   ~ 2752 2
3 3C 345 QSO 16 42 58.8100340220 +39 48 36.999540578   16.81 16.59 16.84   ~ 1574 2
4 QSO B1730-130 QSO 17 33 02.70578476 -13 04 49.5481484   18 18.5 18.78 17.39 ~ 1005 1
5 GAL 000.0+00.0 gam 17 45 39.60213 -29 00 22.0000           ~ 11999 0
6 NAME Sgr A* X 17 45 40.03599 -29 00 28.1699           ~ 3599 3

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