Discovery of an optical and X-ray synchrotron jet in NGC 7385

J. Rawes*, D. M. Worrall, M. Birkinshaw

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We report the discovery of optical and X-ray synchrotron emission from the brighter radio jet in galaxy NGC 7385 using data from HST and Chandra. The jet has a projected length of 5 kpc and a similar morphology to other known optical jets in low-power radio galaxies. We also report a strong jet-cloud interaction which appears to be deflecting the counter-jet and causing a reversal in its direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3064-3072
Number of pages9
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number3
Early online date29 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2015


  • Galaxies: active
  • Galaxies: individual: NGC 7385
  • Galaxies: jets
  • Magnetic fields
  • Polarization


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