Volume 369, Number 2, April II 2001
|Page(s)||467 - 472|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||15 April 2001|
Radio jets and diffuse X-ray emission around the peculiar galaxy pair ESO 295-IG022
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1312, 85741 Garching, Germany
2 University of Western Sydney Nepean, PO Box 10, Kingswood NSW 2747, Australia
3 Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, PO Box 76, Epping NSW 2121, Australia e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Corresponding author: A. M. Read, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 17 January 2001
We report Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) radio-continuum and ROSAT PSPC X-ray observations of the region surrounding the peculiar galaxy pair ESO 295-IG022, lying at the centre of the poor cluster Abell S0102. We identify a radio galaxy coincident with the galaxy pair, with bipolar, bent radio jets appearing centred on the southern galaxy, and extending both to the south, for about 95´´(≈100 kpc at the distance of ESO 295-IG022), and to the north, for ≈80´´, encompassing the northern galaxy. We discuss also the idea of an additional single jet structure from the northern galaxy contributing to the emission. We estimate lower limit jet velocities of at least 1000 km s-1, and a relative proper velocity for the southern galaxy through the cluster of ~200 km s-1. Diffuse ( keV) X-ray emission consistent with group or poor cluster emission is seen centred on the southern galaxy surrounding the galaxy pair and the associated radio jets. Structure within the radio jets and the X-ray emission is very suggestive of there being some channeling of the radio emission with the surrounding intragroup medium. Another bipolar jet radio galaxy, discovered close by, is likely to be a background object, the optical counterpart having a magnitude .
Key words: galaxies: clusters: individual: Abell S0102 / galaxies: individual: ESO 295-IG022 / galaxies: interactions / galaxies: jets / radio continuum: galaxies / X-rays: galaxies
© ESO, 2001
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