New results on particle acceleration in the Centaurus a jet and counterjet from a deep Chandra observation

@article{Hardcastle2007NewRO,
  title={New results on particle acceleration in the Centaurus a jet and counterjet from a deep Chandra observation},
  author={M. Hardcastle and R. Kraft and G. Sivakoff and J. Goodger and J. Croston and A. Jordan and D. Evans and D. Worrall and M. Birkinshaw and S. Raychaudhury and N. Brassington and W. Forman and W. Harris and C. Jones and A. Juett and S. Murray and P. Nulsen and C. Sarazin and K. Woodley},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={670}
}
  • M. Hardcastle, R. Kraft, +16 authors K. Woodley
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present new deep Chandra observations of the Centaurus A jet, with a combined on-source exposure time of 719 ks. These data allow detailed X-ray spectral measurements to be made along the jet out to its disappearance at 4.5 kpc from the nucleus. We distinguish several regimes of high-energy particle acceleration; while the inner part of the jet is dominated by knots and has properties consistent with local particle acceleration at shocks, the particle acceleration in the outer 3.4 kpc of the… CONTINUE READING
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