HST and UKIRT imaging observations of z similar to 16C radio galaxies - I. The data

K J Inskip, P N Best, M S Longair, S Rawlings, H J A Rottgering, S Eales

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Abstract

The results of Hubble Space Telescope and UKIRT imaging observations are presented for a sample of 11 6C radio galaxies with redshifts 0.85<z<1.5. The observations of the 6C sources reveal a variety of different features, similar to those observed around the higher power 3CR sources of similar redshifts. However, the extent and luminosity of the aligned emission appear less extreme in the case of the 6C radio galaxies. For both samples, the aligned emission clearly cannot be explained by a single emission mechanism; however, line emission and related nebular continuum emission often provide a significant contribution to the aligned emission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1365-1380
Number of pages16
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume345
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2003

Keywords

  • galaxies : active
  • galaxies : evolution
  • galaxies : photometry
  • VIRTUALLY COMPLETE REDSHIFTS
  • INFRARED OBSERVATIONS
  • DEEP SPECTROSCOPY
  • STAR-FORMATION
  • 4C 41.17
  • SAMPLE
  • EVOLUTION
  • CALIBRATION
  • ALIGNMENT
  • DIAGRAM

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