J/A+A/426/463 B3-VLA CSS sample (Orienti+, 2004)
The B3-VLA CSS sample. V. VLBA images at 6 and 3.6 cm. Orienti M., Dallacasa D., Fanti C., Fanti R., Tinti S., Stanghellini C. <Astron. Astrophys. 426, 463 (2004)> =2004A&A...426..463O
ADC_Keywords: Radio sources ; Galaxies, radio ; QSOs ; Redshifts Keywords: galaxies: active - galaxies: nuclei - radio continuum: galaxies - galaxies: quasar: general - polarization Abstract: We present the results of VLBA observations at 6 and 3.6cm for eighteen Compact Steep Spectrum radio sources (CSS) from the B3-VLA CSS sample. In most cases these VLBA images display a "Double/Triple" morphology, and the core is unambiguously detected in seven sources. Multifrequency images allow us to study the spectral properties of the individual source components and to constrain the spectral age. In lobe-dominated sources the radiative ages deduced from the synchrotron theory are in the range of up 5x103 years, if equipartition magnetic field is assumed. Polarized emission is detected at a few percent level for two sources only. They were the only two sources displaying polarized emission in VLA A configuration data, and this implies that beam depolarization is not effective in reducing the integrated fractional polarization for these sources. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 59 18 The VLBA sample table2.dat 53 54 Observational parameters of source components tables.tex 104 173 LaTeX version of the tables
See also: J/A+A/369/380 : CSS/GPS radio sources VLA observations (Fanti+, 2001) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
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1- 9 A9 --- Name Source name, HHMM+DDdA (B1950); 11 A1 --- Type [GgQE] Optical identification from Paper I, Fanti et al., 2001, Cat. J/A+A/369/380 (1) 14- 17 F4.1 mag Rmag ? R magnitude 20- 24 F5.3 --- z ? Redshift 25 A1 --- n_z [R] R indicates a photometric redshift from R (from POSS prints) magnitude (see Paper I for details) 27- 31 F5.1 mJy S4.9GHzvla VLA 4.9GHz (6cm) flux density, from Paper I 33- 37 F5.1 mJy S5GHzvlba Total VLBA 5.0GHz flux density, measured on the images presented here 39- 43 F5.1 mJy S8.4GHzvla VLA 8.4GHz (3.6cm) flux density, from Paper I 45- 49 F5.1 mJy S8.4GHzvlba ? Total VLBA 8.4GHz flux density, measured on the images presented here 51- 53 I3 mas LAS VLBA Largest Angular Size, measured on the most suitable images at the different resolution and frequency, presented here 55 A1 --- l_LLS [~] Limit flag on LLS (2) 56- 59 F4.2 kpc LLS Largest Linear Size from VLBA data (in kpc/h)
Note (1): Optical identification : G = galaxy on the POSS prints g = galaxy fainter than the POSS limit Q = quasar E = unknown optical counterpart (Vigotti et al., 1989, Cat. J/AJ/98/419) Note (2): For E sources z=1.00 was assumed and LLS is given with a leading "~".
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
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1- 8 A8 --- Name Source name (B1950) 9- 10 A2 --- Comp Sub-component label of the source 11 A1 --- n_Comp [~] ~: the component is extended (1) 12 A1 --- n_Name [*] Note on Name (2) 14- 18 F5.1 mJy S5.0GHz VLBA flux density at 5.0GHz 21- 25 F5.1 mJy S4.8GHz ? VLBA flux density at 5.0GHz 27 A1 --- l_Sp+Index1 Limit flag on Sp+Index(1.67-5.0) 28- 31 F4.2 --- Sp+Index1 ? Spectral index α1.675.0 (3) 33- 37 F5.2 --- Sp+Index2 ? Spectral index α5.08.4 (3) 40- 43 F4.1 mas thetamaj ? Deconvolved angular size of major axis (4) 45- 48 F4.1 mas thetamin ? Deconvolved angular size of minor axis (4) 51- 53 I3 deg PA ? Position angle of the major axis (4)
Note (1): Extended component: its flux density is measured using TVSTAT and the angular sizes of major and minor axis are measured on the image contour plot (see text) Note (2): *: measurements on diffuse components, for which no other parameter (major/minor axis and position angle) except the flux density could be given. Note (3): Spectral indices α1.675.0 and α5.08.4 obtained from the data of Paper II (Dallacasa et al., 2002A&A...389..115D) and those presented here Note (4): Deconvolved angular sizes of major and minor axis of the best-fitting Gaussian component and position angle of the major axis as estimated on the most suitable images at the different resolution and frequency, using JMFIT.
Acknowledgements: D. Dallacasa References: Fanti et al., Paper I 2001A&A...369..380F, Cat. J/A+A/369/380 Dallacasa et al., Paper II 2002A&A...389..115D Dallacasa et al., Paper III 2002A&A...389..126D
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 28-Jul-2004
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