VLBI observations of nineteen GHz-peaked-spectrum radio sources at 1.6 GHz
National Astronomical Observatories/Urumqi Observatory, CAS, 40-5 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011, PR China e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, PR China
Accepted: 12 April 2007
. We present the results of VLBI observations of nineteen GHz-peaked-spectrum (GPS) radio sources at 1.6 GHz. Of them, 15 sources are selected from the Parkes half-jansky (PHJ) sample (Snellen et al. 2002, MNRAS, 337, 981), and 4 others are from our previous observation list. We aimed at imaging the structure of GPS sources, searching for compact symmetric objects (CSOs) and studying the absorption for the convex radio spectra of GPS sources. . We obtained total-intensity 1.6 GHz VLBI images of 17 sources for the first time. Of them, 80% show a mini-double-lobe radio structure, indicating that they are CSOs or candidates, and their host AGNs could be edge-on to us. This result suggests that there is a high incidence of mini double-lobe sources (or CSOs) in the PHJ sample. The sources J0323+0534, J1135-0021, J1352+0232, J2058+0540, J2123-0112, and J2325-0344 are classified as CSOs with measured redshift, showing double-lobe structure with sizes of <1 kpc. Three sources J1057+0012, J1600-0037, and J1753+2750 are considered as core-jet sources according to their morphologies and flux variability.
Key words: galaxies: nuclei / quasars: general / radio continuum: galaxies / galaxies: active
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