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Radio Galaxy Zoo: the distortion of radio galaxies by galaxy clusters

Garon, AF, Rudnick, L, Wong, OI, Jones, TW, Kim, J-A, Andernach, H, Shabala, SS ORCID: 0000-0001-5064-0493, Kapinska, D, Norris, RP, de Gasperin, F, Tate, J and Tang, H 2019 , 'Radio Galaxy Zoo: the distortion of radio galaxies by galaxy clusters' , Astronomical Journal, vol. 157, no. 3 , pp. 1-17 , doi: 10.3847/1538-3881/aaff62.

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Abstract

We study the impact of cluster environment on the morphology of a sample of 4304 extended radio galaxies from Radio Galaxy Zoo. 87% of the sample lies within a projected 15 Mpc of an optically identified cluster. Brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs) are more likely to be radio sources than other cluster members are, and are also moderately bent. The surface density as a function of separation from cluster center of non-BCG radio galaxies follows a power law with index -1.10 ± 0.03 out to 10

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Authors/Creators:Garon, AF and Rudnick, L and Wong, OI and Jones, TW and Kim, J-A and Andernach, H and Shabala, SS and Kapinska, D and Norris, RP and de Gasperin, F and Tate, J and Tang, H
Keywords: galaxies: clusters: intracluster medium - radio continuum: galaxies
Journal or Publication Title: Astronomical Journal
Publisher: Univ Chicago Press
ISSN: 0004-6256
DOI / ID Number: 10.3847/1538-3881/aaff62
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