Radio emission from objects in the hubble deep field

E. B. Fomalont, K. I. Kellermann, E. A. Richards, Rogier Windhorst, R. B. Partridge

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Abstract

A radio image that covers the Hubble deep field and flanking fields has been made using the VLA for 50 hr at a frequency of 8.4 GHz, a resolution of 6″, and a 4.3 σ detection level of 12.2 μJy. All six radio sources detected in the deep field are identified with galaxies brighter than I = 24 mag, based on a radio/optical coincidence better than 1″. In the flanking fields 8 of 12 sources are identified with galaxies 19 to 25 mag. The identifications are preferentially with red elliptical galaxies and early-type spiral galaxies. Several galaxies show distortions that suggest interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L5-L7
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume475
Issue number1 PART II
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Galaxies: active
  • Radio continuum: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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