Feedback in the Extremely Violent Group Merger NGC 6338
學年 111
學期 2
出版(發表)日期 2023-05-11
作品名稱 Feedback in the Extremely Violent Group Merger NGC 6338
著者 Pan, Hsi-an
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數 The Astrophysical Journal 948(2), 101
摘要 The galaxy group NGC 6338 is one of the most violent group–group mergers known to date. While the central dominant galaxies rush at each other at 1400 km s−1 along the line of sight, with dramatic gas heating and shock fronts detected, the central gas in the BCGs remains cool. There are also indications of feedback from active galactic nuclei, and neither subcluster core has been disrupted. With our deep radio uGMRT data at 383 and 650 MHz, we clearly detect a set of large, old lobes in the southern BCG coinciding with the X-ray cavities, while the northern and smaller BCG appears slightly extended in the radio. The southern BCG also hosts a smaller younger set of lobes perpendicular to the larger lobes, but also coinciding with the inner X-ray cavities and matching the jet direction in the parsec-resolution VLBA image. Our spectral analysis confirms the history of two feedback cycles. The high radio frequency analysis classifies the compact source in the southern BCG with a power law, while ruling out a significant contribution from accretion. The radio lightcurve over three decades shows a change about 10 yr ago, which might be related to ongoing feedback in the core. The southern BCG in the NGC 6338 merger remains another prominent case where the direction of jet-mode feedback between two cycles changed dramatically.
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