A combined low-radio frequency/X-ray study of galaxy groups I. Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope observations at 235 MHz and 610 MHz

Дата и время публикации : 2011-03-07T20:16:04Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Simona Giacintucci
Ewan O’Sullivan
Jan Vrtilek
Laurence P. David
Somak Raychaudhury
Tiziana Venturi
Ramana M. Athreya
Tracy Clarke
Matteo Murgia
Pasquale Mazzotta
Myriam Gitti
Trevor Ponman
C. H. Ishwara-Chandra
Christine Jones
William R. Forman

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Коментарии к cтатье: Accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 26 pages, 18 figures. A version with high-quality figures is http://www.astro.umd.edu/~simona/giacintucci_hr.pdf
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

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Краткий обзор статьи: We present new Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope observations at 235 MHz and 610 MHz of 18 X-ray bright galaxy groups. These observations are part of an extended project, presented here and in future papers, which combines low-frequency radio and X-ray data to investigate the interaction between central active galactic nuclei (AGN) and the intra-group medium (IGM). The radio images show a very diverse population of group-central radio sources, varying widely in size, power, morphology and spectral index. Comparison of the radio images with Chandra and XMM-Newton X-ray images shows that groups with significant substructure in the X-ray band and marginal radio emission at >= 1 GHz host low-frequency radio structures that correlate with substructures in IGM. Radio-filled X-ray cavities, the most evident form of AGN/IGM interaction in our sample, are found in half of the systems, and are typically associated with small, low- or mid-power double radio sources. Two systems, NGC5044 and NGC4636, possess multiple cavities, which are isotropically distributed around the group center, possibly due to group weather. In other systems the radio/X-ray correlations are less evident. However, the AGN/IGM interaction can manifest itself through the effects of the high-pressure medium on the morphology, spectral properties and evolution of the radio-emitting plasma. In particular, the IGM can confine fading radio lobes in old/dying radio galaxies and prevent them from dissipating quickly. Evidence for radio emission produced by former outbursts that coexist with current activity is found in six groups of the sample.

Category: Physics