Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Joint HST/Chandra Accepted Cycle 18 Targets and Abstracts

Proposal NumberSubject CategoryPI NameChandra TimeTitle
18700730ACTIVE GALAXIES AND QUASARSEric Perlman120.00ksThe Physics of the Jets of Powerful Radio Galaxies and Quasars
18700732ACTIVE GALAXIES AND QUASARSJames Hogg8.00ks2MASS J00423991+3017515: An AGN On The Run?


Proposal Number: 18700730

Title: The Physics of the Jets of Powerful Radio Galaxies and Quasars

PI Name: Eric Perlman

We propose HST polarimetry and deep Chandra imaging of the jet of PKS 0637-752. This is thought to be the most Compton dominated quasar jet, and n ow that the IC/CMB model appears ruled out (thanks largely to our discovery of high optical polarization in the PKS 1136-135 jet), it provides an excellen t opportunity to test synchrotron models in the most extreme circumstances. While the synchrotron model does not require exceptionally fast flows (Gamma>3 0) at hundreds of kpc, tiny viewing angle (only a few degrees) and super-Eddington kinetic power, it does require particles to be accelerated up to tens o f TeV and hence radiative lifetimes as short as a few years. Additional Chandra observations will also look for spectral curvature and possible variabilit y in the X-rays.


Proposal Number: 18700732

Title: 2MASS J00423991+3017515: An AGN On The Run?

PI Name: James Hogg

We have discovered a peculiar AGN, 2MASS J00423991+3017515, in a local (z=0.14), disturbed galaxy whose optical spectrum has multiple broad lines that are consistently offset from the narrow line emission and host galaxy absorption by 1530 km/s. The morphology of the host galaxy and spectral propert ies thus suggest this AGN may be a recoiling supermassive black hole (SMBH). We propose high-resolution X-ray imaging and spectral follow-ups with the ACI S camera on Chandra to determine if the source of the kinematically-offset broad line emission is also spatially offset from the nucleus of the host galax y. If a single, spatially offset AGN is detected, this source will be strongest candidate for a recoiling AGN candidate discovered to date.

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