Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

ARG00034qr: host is BCG of a very nice, compact, rich group

  • JeanTate by JeanTate

    SDSS J081641.01+092332.4:

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  • leonie_van_vliet by leonie_van_vliet

    Hi jean,
    Indeed very nice, does bh-group stand for black holes in this compact cluster? As usual curious to know!

    Cheers! 😃


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

    Hi Leonie, I use bhgroup to refer to more than one host galaxy in a cluster, within an ARG frame/field. It would be more accurate to say that there's more than one FIRST host galaxy, each likely an AGN with radio emission. It's possible, even likely, that others use the hashtag to mean something (a little) different.

    The term, as it stands, is a little strange; after all, we expect there are supermassive black holes in the nuclei of all normal galaxies, and in a cluster there are lots and lots of normal galaxies!