Award Date

1-1-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics

First Committee Member

P. M. Hintzen

Number of Pages

178

Abstract

The thesis reports the reduction and analysis of Very Large Array snapshot observations at 6 cm with the A and C arrays of 192 and 192 + 89 radio sources associated with quasars. The sample includes all of the candidates for the complete samples of radio-loud quasars discussed by Wills and Lynds (1978). The routine reduction included two passes of phase self-calibration. Maps were made with image size of 512 x 512. The A (C) array maps have 0.1 (1.3) arcsec cell sizes, with 0.1 to 0.2 (0.2 to 0.4) mJy/Beam rms noise and dynamic ranges of a few thousand. Radio positions and flux densities were measured, and contour maps were plotted. A statistically significant excess of serendipitous radio sources was found within 2 arcmin of the quasars observed in the C array. These serendipitous sources could be radio galaxies at the quasar redshifts and the excess might arise from rich clusters of galaxies associated with the quasars.

Keywords

Analysis; Cray; Loud; Maps; Quasars; Radio; Reduction; Supercomputer; Supercomputer radio

Controlled Subject

Astronomy

File Format

pdf

File Size

5120 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/9z70-j002


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