New Astronomy, 2, 501-515 (1997/December-0)
The radio and X-ray properties of Abell 2319.
FERETTI L., GIOVANNINI G. and BOHRINGER H.
Abstract (from CDS):
New radio and X-ray data are reported for the rich cluster Abell 2319. This object is known from optical data to consist of two separate clusters, which are displaced by about 10' in the NW direction, and could be in a pre-merger state. In the radio domain, the cluster is characterized by the presence of a central diffuse halo source, more extended and powerful than the prototype halo in the Coma cluster. The radio halo shows an irregular structure, elongated in the NE-SW direction, and also extended towards the NW. We also report data on the extended radio galaxies located within the halo, or in its proximity. The cluster X-ray brightness distribution shows an elongated structure towards the NW, in the radial region between 6'-12', i.e. in the direction of the subcluster. This feature is exactly coincident with the NW extension of the radio halo. In addition, more substructural features are identified which could be due to an ongoing merger of the cluster with yet another mass component. The radio halo morphology is correlated with the X-ray structure and the existence of merger processes in the cluster. The cluster merger can provide energy to maintain the radio halo, while the origin of the relativistic particles seems more problematic.
Galaxies: clusters: individual: Abell 2319 - Intergalactic medium - Radio continuum: general - X-rays: general
Table 4: [FGB97] JHHMM+DDMMA N=15 and col(8): = [FGB97] A N=15 among (Nos A-S).
cross-id. WSTB 13W, [OHF95] ACO 2319, [FD77] ACO 2319
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