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      extragalactic radio sources; quasars, radio structure; quasars, linear polarization

    • Abstract


      We present VLA A-array observations at λ20, 6 and 2 cm and B-array observations at λ20 and 6 cm of the quasar B2 1320 + 299, which has a very unusual radio structure. In addition to a component, A, coincident with the quasar, there are two lobes of radio emission, B and C, on the same side of A. These are located at distances of -25 and 50 arcsec respectively from A. The present observations show that A has a flat-spectrum component coincident with the quasar and a weak outer component at a distance of-4 arcsec along PA - 100°. The morphology of B resembles a head-tail type of structure with its tail towards the north-east. The magnetic field lines in component B appear to follow the bend in the tail. Component C exhibits some extension towards the north-west. We discuss the possible nature of B2 1320 + 299 and suggest that while A appears to be an independent source, the relation between B and C, if they are associated at all, is unclear. Deep optical observations are essential to help clarify the situation.

    • Author Affiliations


      T. J. Cornwell1 D. J. Saikia2 3 P. Shastri3 L. Feretti4 G. Giovannini4 P. Parma4 C. J. Salter5

      1. National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Post Box 0, Socorro, New Mexico - 87801, USA
      2. Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield, Cheshire - SKI1 9DL, UK
      3. Radio Astronomy Centre, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Post Box 1234, Bangalore - 560012
      4. Istituto di Radioastronomia, Via Irnerio 46, Bologna - I-40126, Italy
      5. Institut de Radioastronomie Millimetrique, Avenida Divina Pastora 7, Nucleo Central, Granada - 18012, Spain
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