Extended and compact X-ray emission in powerful radio galaxies

D. M. Worrall, C. R. Lawrence, T. J. Pearson, A. C. S. Readhead

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We report ROSAT X-ray observations of two powerful radio galaxies. 3C 280 provides evidence for a mixture of unresolved and extended emission, with the latter produced by hot plasma of insufficient pressure to confine the radio lobes and insufficient density for a cooling flow to have begun. 3C 220.3 gives only an X-ray upper limit, but one consistent with our interpretation of the X-ray emission from powerful radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGNs) in terms of obscured and unobscured components.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994


  • Active Galaxies
  • High Temperature Plasmas
  • Quasars
  • Radio Galaxies
  • X Ray Astronomy
  • X Rays
  • Computer Programs
  • Heao 2
  • Proportional Counters
  • Red Shift
  • Rosat Mission


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