Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

asymmetrical lobes

  • WizardHowl by WizardHowl

    The upper lobe is very strong and large and connected to the radio core, whilst the lower lobe is very much weaker and smaller. The lower lobe may simply be more diffuse but it seemed best to highlight it in case it might be a hybrid candidate. It could also be a normal doublelobe angled so close to our line of sight that the facing jet is brightened by Doppler beaming (and the opposite jet weakened by the same effect).