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Paper   IPM / Astronomy / 14350
School of Astronomy
  Title:   AGN Activity and IGM Heating in the Fossil Cluster RX J1416.4+2315
  Author(s): 
1.  H. Miraghaei
2.  H. G. Khosroshahi
3.  C. Sengupta
4.  S. Raychaudhury,
5.  N. N. Jetha
6.  S. Abbassi
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Astronomy & Astrophysics
  Vol.:  150
  Year:  2015
  Pages:   9
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
We study active galactic nucleus (AGN) activity in the fossil galaxy cluster RX J1416.4+2315. Radio observations were carried out using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope at two frequencies, 1420 and 610 MHz. A weak radio lobe that extends from the central nucleus is detected in the 610 MHz map. Assuming the radio lobe originated from the central AGN, we show that the energy injection into the intergalactic medium is only sufficient to heat up the central 50 kpc within the cluster core, while the cooling radius is larger ( 130 kpc). In the hardness ratio map, three low energy cavities have been identified. No radio emission is detected for these regions. We evaluated the power required to inflate the cavities and showed that the total energy budget is sufficient to offset the radiative cooling. We showed that the initial conditions would change the results remarkably. Furthermore, the efficiency of the Bondi accretion in powering the AGN has been estimated.

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