Volume 414, Number 3, February II 2004
|Page(s)||927 - 929|
|Published online||27 January 2004|
revisited: The environments of low-excitation radio galaxies and unified models
Department of Physics, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, UK
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 November 2003
Recent measurements of the galaxy clustering environments around intermediate-redshift radio sources have suggested a systematic environmental difference between radio galaxies and radio-loud quasars, in contradiction to the predictions of simple unified models for the two classes of object. I show that the apparent difference arises mainly as a result of the properties of low-excitation radio galaxies included in the radio-galaxy sample, which tend to lie in significantly richer environments. The environmental properties of high-excitation radio galaxies and quasars are statistically consistent in the redshift range , as unified models would predict.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: quasars: general / galaxies: clusters: general / radio continuum: galaxies
© ESO, 2004
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