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Proposal Information for 2013A-0119


PI: Andy Young, University of Bristol, andy.young@bristol.ac.uk
Address: Department of Physics, Royal Fort, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, United Kingdom

CoI: Diana Worrall, University of Bristol
CoI: Mark Birkinshaw, University of Bristol
CoI: Kian Momtahan, University of Bristol

Title: Feedback in 3C 277.3

Abstract: We propose to observe the jet/cloud interaction in 3C 277.3 with Gemini-N GMOS IFU. In this galaxy the nuclear jet runs into a cloud of gas in the intergalactic medum and is deflected. The deflection is associated with a bright peak of X-ray, radio and optical emission. The proposed IFU spectroscopy forms part of a multi-wavelength study of this jet/cloud interaction at X-ray, optical and radio wavelengths. Spatially extended optical line emission is seen on arcsecond scales, with a range of broadened and velocity shifted emission lines. The IFU spectroscopy will map the gas velocity structure, line ratios and ionization state across the interaction region. The goal is to understand how jets interact with their environment.


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