DEEP MULTIWAVEBAND OBSERVATIONS OF THE JETS OF 0208-512 AND 1202-262

Eric S. Perlman*, Markos Georganopoulos, Herman L. Marshall, Daniel A. Schwartz, C. A. Padgett, Jonathan Gelbord, J. E. J. Lovell, Diana M. Worrall, Mark Birkinshaw, David W. Murphy, David L. Jauncey

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Abstract

We present deep Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra, Very Large Array, and Australia Telescope Compact Array images of the jets of PKS 0208-512 and PKS 1202-262, which were found in a Chandra survey of a flux-limited sample of flat-spectrum radio quasars with jets. We discuss in detail their X-ray morphologies and spectra. We find optical emission from one knot in the jet of PKS 1202-262 and two regions in the jet of PKS 0208-512. The X-ray emission of both jets is most consistent with external Comptonization of cosmic microwave background photons by particles within the jet, while the optical emission is most consistent with the synchrotron process. We model the emission from the jet in this context and discuss implications for jet emission models, including magnetic field and beaming parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number65
Number of pages12
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume739
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011

Keywords

  • galaxies: active
  • galaxies: jets
  • quasars: individual (PKS0208-512, PKS1202-262)
  • radio continuum: galaxies
  • X-rays: galaxies
  • X-RAY JETS
  • SPACE-TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS
  • SPECTRUM RADIO QUASARS
  • INVERSE-COMPTON MODEL
  • EXTRAGALACTIC JETS
  • SOUTHERN-HEMISPHERE
  • PKS 0637-752
  • CHANDRA
  • EMISSION
  • SYNCHROTRON

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