Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

what is it?

  • jusch by jusch

    jets without IR source?
    there's a smaller radio source below the larger ones but without contour to mark it.


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

    Welcome to RGZ, jusch! 😃

    The 'jet' has the same source as the J-shaped emission below it (to the S).

    The host - likely zph 0.14 SDSS J072107.56+363845.2, see below - has strong 'central' radio emission, and two radio lobes. If they were in a straight line, we'd call it a triple; however, they are 'swept back', forming a sorta bent U-shape. The 'sweeping back' is due to the motion of the host galaxy through the inter-galactic medium (in this case, near the center of a cluster of galaxies). Such a source is called a 'wide angled tail', or #wat for short.

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    Hope this helps, and happy hunting! 😄