The Cocoon Shocks of Cygnus A: Pressures and Their Implications for the Jets and Lobes

27 Feb 2018 Snios Bradford Nulsen Paul E. J. Wise Michael W. de Vries Martijn Birkinshaw Mark Worrall Diana M. Duffy Ryan T. Kraft Ralph P. McNamara Brian R. Carilli Chris Croston Judith H. Edge Alastair C. Godfrey Leith E. H. Hardcastle Martin J. Harris Daniel E. Laing Robert A. Mathews William G. McKean John P. Perley Richard A. Rafferty David A. Young Andrew J.

We use 2.0 Msec of Chandra observations to investigate the cocoon shocks of Cygnus A and some implications for its lobes and jet. Measured shock Mach numbers vary in the range 1.18-1.66 around the cocoon... (read more)

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