Inverse-Compton Emission from the Lobes of 3C353

Joanna Goodger, M.J. Hardcastle, J.H. Croston

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Analysis of the radio synchrotron and X-ray inverse-Compton emission from radio-loud active galaxies allows us to determine their particle ac- celeration processes and electron energy spectra. Previous studies have provided new constraints on the total energy budget and particle content of powerful radio galaxies and quasars; however, in most cases the sources are too faint in the X-ray to obtain spatial information. We present archival and new multi-frequency radio observations from the VLA and GMRT, and XMM-Newton observations of the bright FRII radio galaxy 3C353 which lies on the edge of the X-ray-luminous cluster Zw 1718.1-0108. The X-ray observations detect both the inverse-Compton emission from the radio galaxy lobes and thermal emission from the hot phase of the intracluster medium. We discuss the properties of the particle energy spectrum as a function of position in the lobe, as well as the properties of the merging cluster.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtragalactic Jets: Theory and Observation from Radio to Gamma Ray
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
ISBN (Print)978-1-58381-336-2, 978-1-58381-335-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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NameASP Conf Series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific


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