XIV. Cosmic-ray propagation and magnetic field strengths in the radio halo of NGC4631

Mora-Partiarroyo SC, Krause M, Basu A, Beck R, Wiegert T, Irwin J, Henriksen R, Stein Y, Vargas CJ, Heesen V, Walterbos RAM, et al. (2019)
ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 632: A10.

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Mora-Partiarroyo, Silvia Carolina; Krause, Marita; Basu, AritraUniBi; Beck, Rainer; Wiegert, Theresa; Irwin, Judith; Henriksen, Richard; Stein, Yelena; Vargas, Carlos J.; Heesen, Volker; Walterbos, Rene A. M.; Rand, Richard J.
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Abstract / Bemerkung
Aims. NGC4631 is an interacting galaxy that exhibits one of the largest, gaseous halos observed among edge-on galaxies. We aim to examine the synchrotron and cosmic-ray propagation properties of its disk and halo emission with new radio continuum data. Methods. Radio continuum observations of NGC4631 were performed with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array at C-band (5.99 GHz) in the C and D array configurations, and at L-band (1.57 GHz) in the B, C, and D array configurations. Complementary observations of NGC4631 with the E ffelsberg telescope were performed at 1.42 and 4.85 GHz. The interferometric total intensity data were combined with the single-dish E ffelsberg data in order to recover the missing large-scale total power emission. The thermal and nonthermal components of the total radio emission were separated by estimating the thermal contribution through the extinction-corrected H alpha emission. The Hff radiation was corrected for extinction using a linear combination of the observed H alpha and 24 mu m data. Results. NGC4631 has a global thermal fraction at 5.99 (1.57) GHz of 14 +/- 3% (5.4 +/- 1.1%). The mean scale heights of the total emission in the radio halo (thick disk) at 5.99 (1.57) GHz are 1 .79 +/- 0 .54 kpc (1 .75 +/- 0 .27 kpc) and have about the same values for the synchrotron emission. The total magnetic field of NGC4631 has a mean strength of < B-eq > similar or equal to 9 mu G in the disk, and a mean strength of < B-eq > similar or equal to 7 mu G in the halo. We also studied a double-lobed background radio galaxy southwest of NGC4631, which is an FR II radio galaxy according to the distribution of spectral index across the lobes. Conclusions. From the halo scale heights we estimated that the radio halo is escape-dominated with convective cosmic ray propagation, and conclude that there is a galactic wind in the halo of NGC4631.
Stichworte
galaxies: halos; radio continuum: galaxies; galaxies: magnetic fields; galaxies: interactions; galaxies: spiral
Erscheinungsjahr
2019
Zeitschriftentitel
ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
Band
632
Art.-Nr.
A10
ISSN
0004-6361
eISSN
1432-0746
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2940106

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Mora-Partiarroyo SC, Krause M, Basu A, et al. XIV. Cosmic-ray propagation and magnetic field strengths in the radio halo of NGC4631. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS. 2019;632: A10.
Mora-Partiarroyo, S. C., Krause, M., Basu, A., Beck, R., Wiegert, T., Irwin, J., Henriksen, R., et al. (2019). XIV. Cosmic-ray propagation and magnetic field strengths in the radio halo of NGC4631. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 632, A10. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201834571
Mora-Partiarroyo, S. C., Krause, M., Basu, A., Beck, R., Wiegert, T., Irwin, J., Henriksen, R., Stein, Y., Vargas, C. J., Heesen, V., et al. (2019). XIV. Cosmic-ray propagation and magnetic field strengths in the radio halo of NGC4631. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 632:A10.
Mora-Partiarroyo, S.C., et al., 2019. XIV. Cosmic-ray propagation and magnetic field strengths in the radio halo of NGC4631. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 632: A10.
S.C. Mora-Partiarroyo, et al., “XIV. Cosmic-ray propagation and magnetic field strengths in the radio halo of NGC4631”, ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, vol. 632, 2019, : A10.
Mora-Partiarroyo, S.C., Krause, M., Basu, A., Beck, R., Wiegert, T., Irwin, J., Henriksen, R., Stein, Y., Vargas, C.J., Heesen, V., Walterbos, R.A.M., Rand, R.J., Heald, G., Li, J., Kamieneski, P., English, J.: XIV. Cosmic-ray propagation and magnetic field strengths in the radio halo of NGC4631. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS. 632, : A10 (2019).
Mora-Partiarroyo, Silvia Carolina, Krause, Marita, Basu, Aritra, Beck, Rainer, Wiegert, Theresa, Irwin, Judith, Henriksen, Richard, Stein, Yelena, Vargas, Carlos J., Heesen, Volker, Walterbos, Rene A. M., Rand, Richard J., Heald, George, Li, Jiangtao, Kamieneski, Patrick, and English, Jayanne. “XIV. Cosmic-ray propagation and magnetic field strengths in the radio halo of NGC4631”. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 632 (2019): A10.