Radio Jets U-shaped 3C83.1 (NGC 1265)
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False color image of the radio jets from
the radio galaxy NGC 1265. Red shows regions
of intense radio emission, while blue shows
regions of fainter emission. The center of the
radio galaxy is at the location of the red circle
at the bottom center of the image.
This source is the prototype for the class of Narrow Angle Tail radio
sources. The galaxy is moving through the
intergalactic medium of the Perseus Cluster at a velocity of about 2000
km/s. It is thought that twin beams of plasma
ejected from the galactic nucleus are bent by the ram pressure exerted by
the external gas, producing the 'U' shape.
Investigator(s): C. O'Dea & F. Owen
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Date of Observation
Type of Observation
Center of Image
RA: 03:14:57.00, Dec: 41:40:52.00
Field of View
0.0333 x 0.0333 degrees
Observing run - 1981 June and October at the VLA in both the B- and
D-configurations were combined in order to
provide sensitivity to a large range of scale sizes.
Number of antennas was 27.
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