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Volume 389, Number 1, July I 2002
Page(s) L15 - L19
Section Letters
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20020697

A&A 389, L15-L19 (2002)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20020697


B1524-136: A CSS quasar with two-sided radio jets

F. Mantovani1, D. J. Saikia2, M. Bondi1, W. Junor3, C. J. Salter4 and R. Ricci5

1  Istituto di Radioastronomia, CNR, via P. Gobetti 101, Bologna, Italy
2  National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, Post Bag 3, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India
3  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, 800 Yale Blvd., N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
4  Arecibo Observatory, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, Puerto Rico PR 00612, USA
5  Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, via Beirut 4, 34014 Trieste, Italy

(Received 10 April 2002 / Accepted 7 May 2002)

We present MERLIN, global VLBI and VLBA observations of the high-luminosity, compact steep-spectrum quasar B1524-136 at cm wavelengths. These observations reveal well-defined radio jets on both sides of the active nucleus, a situation which is almost unique amongst high-luminosity radio quasars. However, the radio jets on opposite sides are very dissimilar, and the overall radio structure appears highly distorted. We discuss possible implications of these observations.

Key words: galaxies: active -- galaxies: jets -- galaxies: nuclei -- quasars: general -- quasars: individual: B1524-136  -- radio continuum: galaxies

Offprint request: F. Mantovani, fmantova@ira.bo.cnr.it

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