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Journal Articles Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Year : 2017

A hot X-ray filament associated with A3017 galaxy cluster

V. Parekh
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P. Padmanabh
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M. B. Pandge
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Recent simulations and observations have shown large-scale filaments in the cosmic web connecting nodes, with accreting materials (baryonic and dark matter) flowing through them. Current high-sensitivity observations also show that the propagation of shocks through filaments can heat them up and make filaments visible between two or more galaxy clusters or around massive clusters, based on optical and/or X-ray observations. We are reporting here the special case of the cluster A3017 associated with a hot filament. The temperature of the filament is 3.4^{-0.77}_{+1.30} keV and its length is ∼1 Mpc. We have analysed its archival Chandra data and report various properties. We also analysed GMRT 235/610 MHz radio data. Radio observations have revealed symmetric two-sided lobes that fill cavities in the A3017 cluster core region, associated with central active galactic nucleus. In the radio map, we also noticed a peculiar linear vertical radio structure in the X-ray filament region which might be associated with a cosmic filament shock. This radio structure could be a radio phoenix or old plasma where an old relativistic population is re-accelerated by shock propagation. Finally, we put an upper limit on the radio luminosity of the filament region.
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insu-03747436 , version 1 (08-08-2022)



V. Parekh, F. Durret, P. Padmanabh, M. B. Pandge. A hot X-ray filament associated with A3017 galaxy cluster. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017, 470, pp.3742-3749. ⟨10.1093/mnras/stx1457⟩. ⟨insu-03747436⟩
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