Volume 420, Number 2, June III 2004
|Page(s)||467 - 474|
|Published online||28 May 2004|
Jet emission in NGC 1052 at radio, optical, and X-ray frequencies
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
2 Radioastronomisches Institut, Universität Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121 Bonn, Germany
3 Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, 140 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1173, USA
Corresponding author: M. Kadler, email@example.com
Accepted: 19 February 2004
We present a combined radio, optical, and X-ray study of the nearby LINER galaxy NGC 1052. Data from a short (2.3 ks) CHANDRA observation of NGC 1052 reveal the presence of various jet-related X-ray emitting regions, a bright compact core and unresolved knots in the jet structure as well as an extended emitting region inside the galaxy well aligned with the radio synchrotron jet-emission. The spectrum of the extended X-ray emission can best be fitted with a thermal model with keV, while the compact core exhibits a very flat spectrum, best approximated by an absorbed power-law with . We compare the radio structure to an optical “structure map” from a Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observation and find a good positional correlation between the radio jet and the optical emission cone. Bright, compact knots in the jet structure are visible in all three frequency bands whose spectrum is inconsistent with synchrotron emission.
Key words: galaxies: individual: NGC 1052 / galaxies: individual: B 0238-084 / galaxies: active / galaxies: jets
© ESO, 2004
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