Radio Jets of 3C449

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Description

VLA radio image of dual radio jets emerging from opposite sides of the nucleus of a large elliptical galaxy whose optical dimensions are about 1/10th the radio features. The redshift of the galaxy is 5400 km/s; the distance is 180 million light-years for a Hubble constant of 100 km/s/Mpc. The radio jets expand to form diffuse radio lobes outside of the galaxy halo. The interpretation is that the jets delineate the channels through which energy flows from the nucleus to power the outer radio source lobes.

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

3C449

Investigators

R.A. Perley, A.G. Willis

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1978-09-29

Type of Observation

continuum

Center of Image

RA 22:29:7.630, Dec: 39:6:3.500 (J2000)

Notes

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Series

Active Galactic Nuclei Series

Unit

Radio Galaxies Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Radio Jets of 3C449,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33392.