Hydra A at Low Radio Frequencies
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC REMOTE SENSING DIV
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We present new, low-frequency images of the powerful FR I radio galaxy Hydra A 3C 218. Images were made with the Very Large Array at frequencies of 1415, 330, and 74 MHz, with resolutions on the order of 20. The morphology of the source is seen to be more complex and even larger than previously known and extends nearly 8 530 kpc in a north-south direction. The southern lobe is bent to the east and extends in that direction for nearly 3 200 kpc. In addition, we find that the northern lobe has a flatter spectral slope than the southern lobe, consistent with the appearance of greater confinement to the south. We measure overall spectral indices 74-330 GHz -0.83 and 330-1414 GHz -0.89.