Vol 20, No 2

The relationship between the radio core-dominance parameter and spectral index in different classes of extragalactic radio sources (III)

Zhi-Yuan Pei, Jun-Hui Fan, Denis Bastieri, Jiang-He Yang, Hu-Bing Xiao, Wen-Xin Yang


Abstract Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) can be divided into two major classes, namely radio-loud and radio-quiet AGNs. A small subset of the radio-loud AGNs is called blazars, which are believed to be unified with Fanaroff-Riley type I and type II (FRI&II) radio galaxies. Following our previous work, we present a latest sample of 966 sources with measured radio flux densities of the core and extended components. The sample includes 83 BL Lacs, 473 flat spectrum radio quasars, 101 Seyferts, 245 galaxies, 52 FRIs&IIs and 12 unidentified sources. We then calculate the radio core-dominance parameters and spectral indices and study their relationship. Our analysis shows that the core-dominance parameters and spectral indices are quite different for different types of sources. We also confirm that the correlation between core-dominance parameter and radio spectral index extends over all the sources in a large sample presented.


Keywords galaxies: active — galaxies: general — galaxies: jets — quasars: general

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