Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

ARG0003dx5 - what sort of host is SDSS J014122.10+060950.7?

  • JeanTate by JeanTate

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    At z_sp 0.479, it's pretty big, and has an odd morphology. However, the spectrum is not particularly unusual (to my amateur eye anyway), other than being quite uniformly red (sorry, I can't resize the image so you can see the whole spectrum) ... and completely lacking even the slightest hint of AGN activity:

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    How can there be such a pair of strong radio lobes with (apparently) zero optical AGN signatures?

    The image in this post was created from sources, and using methods, described in this RGZ Talk post. The object at the center of the image is SDSS J014122.10+060950.7