A new sample of large angular size radio galaxies I. The radio data

Citation
L. Lara et al., A new sample of large angular size radio galaxies I. The radio data, ASTRON ASTR, 370(2), 2001, pp. 409-425
Citations number
31
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Space Sciences
Journal title
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
ISSN journal
0004-6361 → ACNP
Volume
370
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
409 - 425
Database
ISI
SICI code
0004-6361(200105)370:2<409:ANSOLA>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
Wie present a new sample of 84 large angular size radio galaxies selected f rom the NRAO VLA Sky Survey. Radio sources with declination above +60 degre es, total flux density greater than 100 mJy at 1.4 GHz and angular size lar ger than 4 ' have been selected and observed with the VLA at 1.4 and 4.9 GH z. The radio observations attempt to confirm the large angular size sources and to isolate the core emission for optical identification. In this paper , the first of a series of three, we present radio maps of 79 sources from the sample and discuss the effects of the selection criteria in the final s ample. 37 radio galaxies belong to the class of giants, of which 22 are rep orted in this paper for the first time.