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A statistical test of the unified model of active galactic nuclei

Authors
Journal
Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics
0275-1062
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0275-1062(95)00036-r
Keywords
  • Quasars. Active Galactic Nuclei

Abstract

Abstract A statistical test is carried out on the AGN unified model using a sample of superluminal sources. For different classes of source the distribution of R, the luminosity ration between the core and extended region, and the mean angle φ between the jet and the line of sight were evaluated. Correlations among R, the Lorentz factor γ, the projected size of the jet d and the linear size of the source l were examined. It was found that there is anticorrelation between R and d, and correlation between γ and l. These results are favorable to the orientation interpretation of the unified model of the AGN.

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