New radio-galaxy X-ray results from Chandra

D.M. Worrall, M. Birkinshaw, M.J. Hardcastle

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Abstract

The superior spatial resolution of the Chandra X-ray Observatory is sharpening our X-ray vision of extragalactic radio sources. Our recent Guest Observer observations of a small sample of B2 radio galaxies show jet X-ray emission to be common in low-power radio galaxies, whereas previously such jets were only X-ray detected in nearby Cen A and M 87. At high redshift, Chandra clearly separates AGN-related emission from the surrounding X-ray emitting cluster medium, as illustrated by our results for 3C 220.1 at a redshift of 0.6.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn: Procs of Particles and Fields in Radio Galaxies Conference, ASP Conference Proceedings 250
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages224-229
ISBN (Print)1-58381-090-0
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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