Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

L - shaped radio emission

  • WizardHowl by WizardHowl

    From the radio signal I would have expected the host galaxy to be somewhere near either the lower part of the emission or the narrow bridge-like feature, if a single source were responsible. The only IR candidate seems instead to be associated with the strongest part of the radio emission at its right hand side/lobe. It seems a very unusual geometry - is it possible this might be a wat or bent radio source that just happens to have a bright IR source on a line of sight?


  • JeanTate by JeanTate in response to WizardHowl's comment.

    The strong IR source is, very likely, a pair of interacting or overlapping ellipticals. Assuming no radio-IR offset, there may be several, unrelated, radio sources: ellipticals in a cluster.

    The brightest radio source may be SDSS J090912.11+483641.4, with a photoz of ~0.34, or SDSS J090911.94+483645.1 (0.381):

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    1 the two redshifts have sufficiently large error bars that they could be the same


  • DocR by DocR scientist

    Several of these sharply bent sources are starting to show up (sometimes referred to as dog-leg). These are definitely worth following up on with further radio observations.