Observational constraints on the cosmological evolution of dual-population radio sources
Radioastronomisches Institut der Universität Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121 Bonn, Germany Obserwatorium Astronomiczne, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, ul. Orla 171, 30244 Kraków, Poland
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Accepted: 2 February 2004
In this paper we show normalized differential source counts at 408 MHz and 1.4 GHz of radio sources separately for FRI and FRII classes with extended and compact morphologies. The maps from the FIRST, NVSS, and WENSS surveys are used to define the source morphology and flux density. The counts provide a basis for a direct test as well as constraining the cosmological evolution of powerful extragalactic radio sources in terms of the dual-population model (Jackson & Wall [CITE]), where radio sources of Fanaroff-Riley ([CITE]) types I and II are regarded as two physically separate types of active galactic nuclei (AGN). The predicted count values are compared with the observational data to find the best fits for the evolution and beaming parameters, and to further refine the model.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: evolution / radio continuum: galaxies
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