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Dr Elke Roediger

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Elke Roediger

Senior Lecturer/ Director of Studies for Physics


Extended X-ray study of M49: The frontier of the Virgo cluster (2019)
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Su, Y., Kraft, R. P., Nulsen, P. E. J., Jones, C., Maccarone, T. J., Mernier, F., …Churazov, E. (2019). Extended X-ray study of M49: The frontier of the Virgo cluster. The Astronomical journal, 158(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ab1d51

The M49 group, residing outside the virial radius of the Virgo cluster, is falling onto the cluster from the south. We report results from deep XMM-Newton mosaic observations of M49. Its hot gas temperature is 0.8 keV at the group center and rises to... Read More

A new class of x-ray tails of early-type galaxies and subclusters in galaxy clusters: Slingshot tails versus ram pressure stripped tails (2019)
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Sheardown, A., Fish, T. M., Roediger, E., Hunt, M., ZuHone, J., Su, Y., …De Grandi, S. (2019). A new class of x-ray tails of early-type galaxies and subclusters in galaxy clusters: Slingshot tails versus ram pressure stripped tails. The Astrophysical journal, 874(2), 112. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab0c06

We show that there is a new class of gas tails—slingshot tails—that form as a subhalo (i.e., a subcluster or early-type cluster galaxy) moves away from the cluster center toward the apocenter of its orbit. These tails can point perpendicular or even... Read More

Close-up view of an ongoing merger between the NGC 4839 group and the Coma cluster – a post-merger scenario (2019)
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Lyskova, N., Churazov, E., Zhang, C., Forman, W., Jones, C., Dolag, K., …Sheardown, A. (2019). Close-up view of an ongoing merger between the NGC 4839 group and the Coma cluster – a post-merger scenario. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(2), 2922-2934. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz597

We study a merger of the NGC 4839 group with the Coma cluster using X-ray observations from the XMM–Newton and Chandra telescopes. X-ray data show two prominent features: (i) a long (∼600 kpc in projection) and bent tail of cool gas trailing (towards... Read More

Constraining gas motions in the intra-cluster medium (2019)
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Simionescu, A., ZuHone, J., Zhuravleva, I., Churazov, E., Gaspari, M., Nagai, D., …Paerels, F. (2019). Constraining gas motions in the intra-cluster medium. Space Science Reviews, 215, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-019-0590-1

The detailed velocity structure of the diffuse X-ray emitting intra-cluster medium (ICM) remains one of the last missing key ingredients in understanding the microphysical properties of these hot baryons and constraining our models of the growth and... Read More

Variability and proper motion of x-ray knots in the jet of Centaurus A (2019)
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Snios, B., Wykes, S., Nulsen, P. E. . J., Kraft, R. P., Meyer, E. T., Birkinshaw, M., …Jones, C. (2019). Variability and proper motion of x-ray knots in the jet of Centaurus A. The Astrophysical journal, 871(2), doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aafaf3

We report results from Chandra observations analyzed for evidence of variability and proper motion in the X-ray jet of Centaurus A. Using data spanning 15 years, collective proper motion of 11.3±3.3 mas yr−1, or 0.68±0.20c, is detected for the fainte... Read More

Spectacular Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Coma Galaxy D100 and Star Formation in Its Ram Pressure–stripped Tail (2019)
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Cramer, W. J., Kenney, J. D. P., Sun, M., Crowl, H., Yagi, M., Jáchym, P., …Waldron, W. (2019). Spectacular Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Coma Galaxy D100 and Star Formation in Its Ram Pressure–stripped Tail. The Astrophysical journal, 870(2), 63. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aaefff

We present new HST F275W, F475W, and F814W imaging of the region of the Coma cluster around D100, a spiral galaxy with a remarkably long and narrow (60 × 1.5 kpc) ram pressure–stripped gas tail. We find blue sources coincident with the Hα tail, which... Read More

The recent growth history of the Fornax Cluster derived from simultaneous sloshing and gas stripping: Simulating the infall of NGC 1404 (2018)
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Sheardown, A., Roediger, E., Su, Y., Kraft, R. P., Fish, T., ZuHone, J. A., …Nulsen, P. E. (2018). The recent growth history of the Fornax Cluster derived from simultaneous sloshing and gas stripping: Simulating the infall of NGC 1404. The Astrophysical journal, 865(2), 118. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aadc0f

We derive the recent growth history of the Fornax Cluster, in particular the recent infall of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1404. We show, using a simple cluster minor merger simulation tailored to Fornax and NGC 1404, that a second or more likely... Read More

Gas sloshing regulates and records the evolution of the Fornax Cluster (2017)
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Su, Y., Nulsen, P. E., Kraft, R. P., Roediger, E., Zuhone, J. A., Jones, C., …Randall, S. W. (2017). Gas sloshing regulates and records the evolution of the Fornax Cluster. The Astrophysical journal, 851(1), 69. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa989e

We present results of a joint Chandra and XMM-Newton analysis of the Fornax Cluster, the nearest galaxy cluster in the southern sky. Signatures of merger-induced gas sloshing can be seen in the X-ray image. We identify four sloshing cold fronts in th... Read More

Stripped elliptical galaxies as probes of ICM physics : III. Deep Chandra observation of NGC 4552 - Measuring the viscosity of the intracluster medium (2017)
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Kraft, R. P., Roediger, E., Machacek, M., Forman, W. R., Nulsen, P. E., Jones, C., …Sheardown, A. (2017). Stripped elliptical galaxies as probes of ICM physics : III. Deep Chandra observation of NGC 4552 - Measuring the viscosity of the intracluster medium. The Astrophysical journal, 848(1), doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa8a6e

We present results from a deep (200 ks) Chandra observation of the early-type galaxy NGC 4552 (M89) which is falling into the Virgo cluster. Previous shallower X-ray observations of this galaxy showed a remnant gas core, a tail to the South of the ga... Read More

Uplift, Feedback, and Buoyancy: Radio Lobe Dynamics in NGC 4472 (2017)
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Gendron-Marsolais, M., Kraft, R. P., Bogdan, A., Hlavacek-Larrondo, J., Forman, W. R., Jones, C., …Roediger, E. (2017). Uplift, Feedback, and Buoyancy: Radio Lobe Dynamics in NGC 4472. The Astrophysical journal, 848(1), 26. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa8a6f

© 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. We present results from deep (380 ks) Chandra observations of the active galactic nucleus (AGN) outburst in the massive early-type galaxy NGC 4472. We detect cavities in the gas coincide... Read More