AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 79 AGN Jets
Poster, Tuesday, 9:20am-6:30pm, January 10, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[79.06] VLBI observations of J0253+3835: A right-angle bent jet quasar

S. P. Krzyzewski, C. J. Stockdale (Marquette U.), D. Homan (Denison), J. J. Cowan (U. of Oklahoma)

We present the results of a high-resolution radio observation of J0253+3835 at 18cm and 13cm using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) in August 2003. First observed in September 1999 as a VLBA calibrator, an apparent 90 degree bend in the jet was observed. We present results regarding the proper motion, the spectral index structure, and the flux density evolution of the central engine and the jet structure.

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. SPK is an undergraduate at Marquette University. CJS and DH are Cottrell Scholars sponsored by Research Corporation. JJC is supported by NSF grant # AST-0307279.


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