Bgg revisited: The environments of low-excitation radio galaxies and unified models

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Abstract

Recent measurements of the galaxy clustering environments around intermediate-redshift radio sources have suggested a systematic environmental difference between radio galaxies and radio-loud quasars, in contradiction to the predictions of simple unified models for the two classes of object. I show that the apparent difference arises mainly as a result of the properties of low-excitation radio galaxies included in the radio-galaxy sample, which tend to lie in significantly richer environments. The environmental properties of high-excitation radio galaxies and quasars are statistically consistent in the redshift range 0.15 < z < 0.4, as unified models would predict.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-929
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume414
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

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