Radio Galaxy Environments

Radio Galaxy Environments

Some radio galaxies are embedded in a hot, diffuse, magnetized cluster gas (Taylor et al. 1990; Perley & Taylor 1991; Taylor & Perley 1993). Hot cluster gas is now a well known source of X-ray emission, so to further our understanding of the cluster magnetic fields around Hydra~A, and to search for interaction between the radio plasma and hot cluster gas, we proposed and performed ROSAT observations of the Hydra A cluster (Taylor & Perley 1994). I have also continued to increase our knowledge about the interactions between radio galaxies and their environments through detailed studies of an X-ray selected sample of radio galaxies in cooling flow clusters (Taylor, Barton & Ge 1994 and in preparation).


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Taylor, G.B., & Perley, R. A. 1994, in preparation.

Taylor, G.B., Barton, E.J., & Ge, J-P. 1994, AJ, 107, 1942

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