Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

Strong Reading?

  • Angelokh by Angelokh

    I saw this really interesting image while marking some radio images. Looks like it is certainly a pair of jets from black hole, any one else think so?


  • JeanTate by JeanTate

    I agree ... this is a type of radio source called a #triple, as it is comprised of a pair of lobes and the host, or core, which is radio emission from the galaxy with the supermassive black hole. I think that host is SDSS J075339.77+400449.5, a really wimpy-looking galaxy:

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  • ivywong by ivywong scientist, admin

    Yes, reiterating Jean's comment above, it does look wimpy at optical wavelengths because these galaxies can be very very distant and the optical light is easily blocked by dust. However, we still see the radio emission because these are very powerful jets from an accreting supermassive black hole.