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3C 324 - an extremely distant cluster radio galaxy

Spinrad, Hyron and Djorgovski, S. (1984) 3C 324 - an extremely distant cluster radio galaxy. Astrophysical Journal, 280 . L9-L12. ISSN 0004-637X. doi:10.1086/184258.

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The strong radio source 3C 324 is identified with a faint cluster galaxy, with V ≈ 22.6. Our new CCD spectroscopic data yield an emission-line redshift, z_e = 1.2063. The emission spectrum is narrow-line and shows a characteristic low-ionization level. The strong [O II] fine is both spatially and velocity resolved in 3C 324; a speculative hypothesis on its origin in a rotating and possibly captured gas disk or an infalling galaxy is advanced. The detection of a cluster around 3C 324 is discussed.

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Additional Information:© 1984 The American Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1983 November 10; accepted 1984 January 10. We would like to thank the staff of Kitt Peak National Observatory for help with our observations, Jon Marr for aid in reductions, P. Monger for valuable and competent help in software development, and Drs. C. McKee and S. Kulkami for useful discussions. This work was partly supported through NSF grant AST 81-16125 to H. Spinrad, and a University of California Graduate Fellowship to S. Djorgovski.
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Subject Keywords:galaxies: clustering—galaxies: redshifts—radio sources: galaxies—spectrophotometry
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