The parsec-scale evolution of the superluminal quasar 1642+690
T. Venturi 1, 2,
T.J. Pearson 2,
P.D. Barthel 3 and
S.C. Unwin 2, 4
Received 24 February 1997 / Accepted 21 March 1997
We present the results of a 6 cm VLBI monitoring program of the core dominated, radio loud quasar 1642+690. 3.6 cm VLBI observations are also presented. The 6 cm observations, carried out in 1986.4, 1988.2, 1992.2 and 1994.7 confirm that the source is variable, both in morphology and in flux density, its changes reflecting a complicated evolution.
We propose a few evolutionary scenarios, and favour the interpretation of the superluminal character of 1642+690, with a flow of superluminal components ejected from the core at a very similar high apparent speed, , in agreement with the first claim of superluminal motion in this source.
Key words: galaxies: active quasars: general radio continuum: galaxies quasars: Q1642+690
© European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1997
Online publication: April 28, 1998