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Astron. Astrophys. 352, 443-446 (1999)

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Space-VLBI observations of the twisted jet in 3C 395

L. Lara 1, A. Alberdi 1, J.M. Marcaide 2 and T.W.B. Muxlow 3

1 Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Apdo. 3004, 18080 Granada, Spain
2 Departamento de Astronomía, Universitat de València, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
3 NRAL, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL, UK

Received 8 October 1999 / Accepted 2 November 1999


We present Space-VLBI observations of the quasar 3C 395 which show evidence of the existence of a large bend in the inner parts of its jet, close to the core. This bend would explain why previous Earth-based cm-VLBI observations could not detect the ejection of new moving components, as expected from flux density variability in this source. In general, the observational properties of the jet in 3C 395 are heavily marked by the existence of bends on different scales.

Key words: galaxies: active – galaxies: individual: 3C 395 – galaxies: jets – radio continuum: galaxies

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Online publication: December 2, 1999