Abstract

We have generated a sample of 409 active galactic nuclei (AGNs) for which both the radio luminosity at 5 GHz and the line luminosity in [O III] j5007 have been measured. The radio luminosity spans a range of 10 orders of magnitude, and the [O III] line luminosity spans a range of 8 orders of magnitudeÈboth considerably larger than the ranges in previous studies. We show that these two quantities are correlated in a similar way for both radio-loud and radio-quiet AGNs. We demonstrate that the observed correlation can be explained in terms of a model in which jets are accelerated and collimated by a vertical magnetic Ðeld (Refer to PDF file for exact formulas).

Publication Date

1999

Comments

Also archived in: arXiv: astro-ph/9905322 v1 25 May 1999 M. L. acknowledges support from NASA grant NAG 5-6857. This work has been supported in part by the Director's Discretionary Research Fund at STScI. We acknowledge useful discussions with Andrew Wilson.ISSN:1538-3881 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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