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Session 4 - Low Luminosity AGN and Starburst Galaxies.
Display session, Monday, June 10
The radio galaxy B1343-601 (Centaurus B) is one of the brightest extragalactic sources in the sky (240 Jy at 408 MHz) - only the FR I galaxies Centaurus A (B1322-427), Virgo A (B1228+126 = 3C274), Fornax A (B0320-373), FR II galaxy Cygnus A (B1957+405 = 3C405) and the Large Magellanic Cloud are brighter. It is also one of the closest radio galaxies, with redshift 0.01215. However, there has been very little study of this galaxy because of its position (a) close to the Galactic plane (it is also known as G309.6+1.7) and (b) in the southern sky. We present radio observations made with the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope (MOST) and the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA). The radio luminosity is near the division between FR I and FR II radio galaxies and the structure has features of both classes. We have applied a turbulent jet model to the data.
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