AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 144 Jets from Radio Galaxies
Poster, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[144.02] Infrared to ultraviolet HST imaging of nearby 3C Radio Galaxies

D. Floyd (STScI), M. Chiaberge (Instituto de Radioastronomia, Bologna, Italy), W. Sparks, J. Madrid, D. Macchetto (STScI), C. O'Dea, S. Baum, D. Axon (RIT), G. Miley (Leiden University, Netherlands), A. Capetti (Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, Italy), A. Quillen (University of Rochester)

We describe new results from our ongoing studies of the 3CR radio source hosts using the Hubble Space Telescope. Radio galaxies are one of the most energetic astrophysical phenomena and are typically hosts to supermassive black holes in giant elliptical galaxies. The 3CR is perhaps the best-studied sample of them, and provides an exceptional probe of the evolving Universe and the relationship between AGN and galaxy physics. In the current Cycle, we are using NICMOS to obtain high spatial resolution, deep images in the infrared H-band of 3CR sources with z<0.3. This will be combined with optical images from WFPC2 and ultraviolet images from STIS, acquired in earlier Cycles, to provide a complete picture of the infrared to ultraviolet morphology and characteristics of these objects. Here, we report early results from the new survey, including discovery of an infrared synchrotron jet.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: floyd@stsci.edu

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