The large-scale radio spectral index distribution of Centaurus A
Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía, C.C. 5, (1894) Villa Elisa, Prov. de Bs. As., Argentina
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Accepted: 13 April 1996
A spectral index map of Centaurus A (Cen A) has been computed using 408 MHz observations from the whole-sky survey by Haslam et al. (1981) and new 1435 MHz observations. The large-scale structure of the radio source is discussed in the light of these new data and a previous polarization survey. The observational evidence seems to support the expanding jet model for this source.
Key words: galaxies: individual: NGC 5128=Cen A / galaxies: active / radio continuum: galaxies
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