Radio Jets U-shaped 3C83.1 (NGC 1265)

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Description

False color image of the radio jets from the radio galaxy NGC 1265. Red shows regions of intense radio emission, while blue shows regions of fainter emission. The center of the radio galaxy is at the location of the red circle at the bottom center of the image. This source is the prototype for the class of Narrow Angle Tail radio sources. The galaxy is moving through the intergalactic medium of the Perseus Cluster at a velocity of about 2000 km/s. It is thought that twin beams of plasma ejected from the galactic nucleus are bent by the ram pressure exerted by the external gas, producing the 'U' shape.
Observing run - 1981 June and October at the VLA in both the B- and D-configurations were combined in order to provide sensitivity to a large range of scale sizes. Number of antennas was 27.

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

3C83.1

Photo Credit

C. O'Dea & F. Owen

Investigators

C. O'Dea, F. Owen

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1981-10-00

Type of Observation

continuum

Center of Image

RA 3:14:57.000, Dec: 41:40:52.000

Field of View

0.033300 x 0.033300 degrees

Link to journal article

Notes

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Series

Active Galactic Nuclei Series

Unit

Radio Galaxies Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Radio Jets U-shaped 3C83.1 (NGC 1265),” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33376.