A kinematic study of the compact jet in quasar B3 1633+382
Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology, Shanghai
Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
Accepted: 2 June 2010
We present a study of the motion of compact jet components in quasar B3 1633+382. Through analyzing 14 epochs of VLBI observations of three components (B1, B2, and B3) at 22 GHz, we find two different possibilities of component classification. Thus two corresponding kinematical models can be adopted to explain the evolutionary track of components. One is a linear motion, while another is a helical model. Future observations are needed to provide new kinematical constraints for the motion of these components in this source.
Key words: galaxies: jets / galaxies: nuclei / quasars: individual: B3 1633+382 / quasars: general / radio continuum: galaxies
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