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The Formation, Numbers And Radio Output Of Giant Radio Galaxies

GopalKrishna, * and Wiita, Paul J and Saripalli, L (1989) The Formation, Numbers And Radio Output Of Giant Radio Galaxies. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 239 (1). pp. 173-187.

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The numbers and mean radio luminosities of giant radio galaxies (GRGs) have been calculated for redshifts up to z = 0.6, assuming a sensitivity limit of 1 Jy at 1 GHz for the observations. The estimates are obtained with a model for the beam propagation, first through the hot gaseaous halo around the parent galaxy, and thereafter, through the even hotter but less dense intergalactic medium. The model is able to accurately reproduce the observed numbers and mean radio luminosities of GRGs at redshifts of less than 0.1, and it predicts that a somewhat larger number of GRGs should be found at redshifts of greater than 0.1.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Ms Mary Ranjeetha
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 05:52
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2010 06:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/31303

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