3C 215


Basic Data
S178 Alpha FR Class ID Spectrum Best z mag. LAS lg P178 D
12.41.06IR+SB QSO0.411V = 18.27 59.1026.58 256.7


Size: 65.0 × 50.6 arcsec²
LUT: Logarithmic
Beam: 0.90 arcsec
Frequency: 4860 MHz
Method: CLEAN ՘>0.90
Telescope: VLA A+B
Credits: Bridle et al. (1994)

3C 215 has a notably distorted structure, with the initial jet direction projected at almost 90° from the overall orientation of the lobes. The bright one-sided jet is typical for a quasar, but at the faintest level in this image there is a hint of a "counter-jet" on the opposite side, which appears to bend up into the NW lobe. Although this is a true quasar in the sense that the AGN dominates the total light, the HST image (Lehnert et al. 1999) clearly shows the host galaxy. The quasar is in a rich cluster (Ellingson et al. 1991, Ellingson & Yee 1994).

Another version of this radio image is on Alan Bridle's 3C 215 Page.

There is a higher resolution image on the Other Images page, showing the jets in more detail at the expense of sensitivity to the diffuse lobes,

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Page created: 2009 Apr 2 14:16:43
J. P. Leahy