Volume 491, Number 2, November IV 2008
|Page(s)||435 - 439|
|Published online||17 September 2008|
The first VLBI image of an infrared-faint radio source
Astronomisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany e-mail: email@example.com
2 Australia Telescope National Facility, PO Box 76, Epping NSW 1710, Australia e-mail: [ray.norris;chris.phillips]@csiro.au
3 Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
4 School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 21, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 8 September 2008
Context. We investigate the joint evolution of active galactic nuclei and star formation in the Universe.
Aims. In the 1.4 GHz survey with the Australia Telescope Compact Array of the Chandra Deep Field South and the European Large Area ISO Survey – S1 we have identified a class of objects which are strong in the radio but have no detectable infrared and optical counterparts. This class has been called Infrared-Faint Radio Sources, or IFRS. 53 sources out of 2002 have been classified as IFRS. It is not known what these objects are.
Methods. To address the many possible explanations as to what the nature of these objects is we have observed four sources with the Australian Long Baseline Array.
Results. We have detected and imaged one of the four sources observed. Assuming that the source is at a high redshift, we find its properties in agreement with properties of Compact Steep Spectrum sources. However, due to the lack of optical and infrared data the constraints are not particularly strong.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: peculiar
© ESO, 2008
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