Deep Chandra, HST-COS, and Megacam Observations of the Phoenix Cluster: Extreme Star Formation and AGN Feedback on Hundred Kiloparsec Scales

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McDonald, M. ; McNamara, B. R. ; van Weeren, R. J. ; Applegate, D. E. ; Bayliss, M. ; Bautz, M. W. ; Benson, B. A. ; Carlstrom, J. E. ; Bleem, L. E. ; Chatzikos, M. ; Edge, A. C. ; Fabian, A. C. ; Garmire, G. P. ; Hlavacek-Larrondo, J. ; Jones-Forman, C. ; Mantz, A. B. ; Miller, E. D. ; Stalder, B. ; Veilleux, S. ; Zuhone, J. A. (2015)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/811/2/111
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

We present new ultraviolet, optical, and X-ray data on the Phoenix galaxy cluster (SPT-CLJ2344-4243). Deep optical imaging reveals previously undetected filaments of star formation, extending to radii of ~50–100 kpc in multiple directions. Combined UV-optical spectrosco... View more