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Paper: Deep Chandra Observations of the Centaurus A Jet
Volume: 386, Extragalactic Jets: Theory and Observation from Radio to Gamma Ray
Page: 99
Authors: Hardcastle, M.J.; Kraft, R.P.; Goodger, J.L.; Croston, J.H.; Sivakoff, G.R.; Jordán, A.; Evans, D.A.; the Cen A VLP Team
Abstract: Chandra has observed the jet of Centaurus A for 560 ks in 2007, giving a total on-source observation time since the launch of Chandra of 720 ks. Combining these datasets gives us a uniquely detailed X-ray view of the jet in the nearest radio galaxy, while regular VLA monitoring provides complementary high-resolution radio data. We present some images and first results from the new data, including constraints on the variability of compact components of the jet and a discussion of the implications for particle acceleration of the spatial variation of jet X-ray spectral index.
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