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The radio core of the ultraluminous infrared galaxy F00183−7111: watching the birth of a quasar

Ray P. Norris, Emil Lenc, Alan L. Roy and Henrik Spoon

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 422, issue 2, pages 1453-1459
Published in print May 2012 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online April 2012 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20717.x
The radio core of the ultraluminous infrared galaxy F00183−7111: watching the birth of a quasar

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F00183−7111 is one of the most extreme ultraluminous infrared galaxies known, with a bolometric luminosity of 9 × 1012 L. Here we present a very long baseline interferometry (VLBI)_ image which shows a compact core–jet active galactic nucleus (AGN) in its core, with a radio luminosity (L2.3 GHz= 6 × 1025 W Hz−1) typical of powerful radio galaxies. Although already radio loud, the quasar jets are only 1.7 kpc long, boring through the dense gas and starburst activity that confine them. This source therefore appears to be powered by a combination of a compact radio-loud AGN surrounded by vigorous starburst activity.

Keywords: galaxies: active; galaxies: evolution; galaxies: jets; radio continuum: galaxies

Journal Article.  5362 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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