An optical-IR jet in 3C 133

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Title: An optical-IR jet in 3C 133
Author: Floyd, David; Laing, Robert; Chiaberge, Marco; Perlman, Eric; Sparks, William; Macchetto, Duccio; Madrid, Juan; Axon, David; O’Dea, Christopher; Baum, Stefi; Quillen, Alice
Abstract: We report the discovery of a new optical-IR synchrotron jet in the radio galaxy 3C 133 from our HST/NICMOS snapshot survey. The jet and eastern hotspot are well resolved, and visible at both optical and IR wavelengths. The IR jet follows the morphology of the inner part of the radio jet, with three distinct knots identified with features in the radio. The radio-IR SED’s of the knots are examined, along with those of two more distant hotspots at the eastern extreme of the radio feature. The detected emission appears to be synchrotron, with peaks in the NIR for all except one case, which exhibits a power-law spectrum throughout.
Description: Also archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/0602021 v1 1 Feb 2006 AND Space Telescope Science Institute Eprint #1711
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Date: 2005-11-14

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