Radio Galaxy 3C353

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Description

This radio galaxy is associate with the central dominant elliptical galaxy of a nearby cluster. The overall linear size of the radio structure is 120 kpc. It is a complex double-lobed radio source, with highly filamentary lobes, and a narrow jet and counterjet. The jet feeds the bright hot spot, and the less stable counterjet thrashes over the lobe. The radio emission is from relativistic streams of high energy particles generated by the radio source in the center of the radio galaxy. Astronomers believe that the jets are fueled by material accreting onto a super-massive black hole. The high energy particles are shot into extragalactic space at speeds approaching the speed of light, where they eventually balloon into massive radio lobes.
Radio galaxy at z=0.0304 (92/h Mpc, H=100h km/s/Mpc). VLA 8 GHz image at 0.44" resolution.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

3C353

Investigators

Mark R. Swain, Alan H. Bridle, Stefi A. Baum

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1996-00-00

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

X

Wavelength

3.6 cm

Frequency

8.4 GHz

Center of Image

RA 17:20:28.160, Dec: 0:58:46.300 (J2000)

Field of View

0.070000 x 0.035000 degrees

Link to journal article

Notes

Contact the archivist for a high resolution tif of this image.

Series

Active Galactic Nuclei Series

Unit

Radio Galaxies Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Radio Galaxy 3C353,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 4, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33371.