Chandra Discovery of a 100 kiloparsec X-Ray Jet in PKS 0637–752

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Chandra Discovery of a 100 kiloparsec X-Ray Jet in PKS 0637–752

Show simple item record Schwartz, D. A. Marshall, H. L. Lovell, J. E. J. Piner, B. G. Tingay, S. J. Birkinshaw, M. Chartas, G. Elvis, Martin S. Feigelson, E. D. Ghosh, K. K. Harris, D. E. Hirabayashi, H. Hooper, E. J. Jauncey, D. L. Lanzetta, K. M. Mathur, S. Preston, R. A. Tucker, W. H. Virani, S. Wilkes, Belinda Jane Worrall, Diana M. 2017-02-13T16:40:08Z 2000
dc.identifier.citation Schwartz, D. A., H. L. Marshall, J. E. J. Lovell, B. G. Piner, S. J. Tingay, M. Birkinshaw, G. Chartas, et al. 2000. “Chandra Discovery of a 100 kiloparsec X-Ray Jet in PKS 0637–752.” The Astrophysical Journal 540 (2) (September 10): L69–L72. doi:10.1086/312875. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0004-637X en_US
dc.description.abstract The quasar PKS 0637-752, the first celestial X-ray target of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, has revealed asymmetric X-ray structure extending from 3'' to 12'' west of the quasar, coincident with the inner portion of the jet previously detected in a 4.8 GHz radio image (Tingay et al. 1998). At a redshift of z = 0.651, the jet is the largest (gsim100 kpc in the plane of the sky) and most luminous (~1044.6 ergs s-1) of the few so far detected in X-rays. This Letter presents a high-resolution X-ray image of the jet, from 42 ks of data when PKS 0637-752 was on-axis and ACIS-S was near the optimum focus. For the inner portion of the radio jet, the X-ray morphology closely matches that of new Australian Telescope Compact Array radio images at 4.8 and 8.6 GHz. Observations of the parsec-scale core using the very long baseline interferometry space observatory program mission show structure aligned with the X-ray jet, placing important constraints on the X-ray source models. Hubble Space Telescope images show that there are three small knots coincident with the peak radio and X-ray emission. Two of these are resolved, which we use to estimate the sizes of the X-ray and radio knots. The outer portion of the radio jet and a radio component to the east show no X-ray emission to a limit of about 100 times lower flux. The X-ray emission is difficult to explain with models that successfully account for extranuclear X-ray/radio structures in other active galaxies. We think the most plausible is a synchrotron self-Compton model, but this would imply extreme departures from the conventional minimum energy and/or homogeneity assumptions. We also rule out synchrotron or thermal bremsstrahlung models for the jet X-rays, unless multicomponent or ad hoc geometries are invoked. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Astronomy en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher IOP Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1086/312875 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject Quasars: individual (PKS 06372752) en_US
dc.subject Radio continuum: galaxies en_US
dc.subject X-rays: galaxies en_US
dc.title Chandra Discovery of a 100 kiloparsec X-Ray Jet in PKS 0637–752 en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal The Astrophysical Journal en_US Wilkes, Belinda Jane 2017-02-13T16:40:08Z

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