The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey IX: High Radio Activity in a Merging Cluster. (arXiv:2006.15155v1 [astro-ph.GA])

The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey IX: High Radio Activity in a Merging Cluster. (arXiv:2006.15155v1 [astro-ph.GA])
<a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Moravec_E/0/1/0/all/0/1">Emily Moravec</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Gonzalez_A/0/1/0/all/0/1">Anthony Gonzalez</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Dicker_S/0/1/0/all/0/1">Simon Dicker</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Alberts_S/0/1/0/all/0/1">Stacey Alberts</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Brodwin_M/0/1/0/all/0/1">Mark Brodwin</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Clarke_T/0/1/0/all/0/1">Tracy Clarke</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Connor_T/0/1/0/all/0/1">Thomas Connor</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Decker_B/0/1/0/all/0/1">Bandon Decker</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Devlin_M/0/1/0/all/0/1">Mark Devlin</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Eisenhardt_P/0/1/0/all/0/1">Peter Eisenhardt</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Mason_B/0/1/0/all/0/1">Brian Mason</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Mo_W/0/1/0/all/0/1">Wenli Mo</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Mroczowski_T/0/1/0/all/0/1">Tony Mroczowski</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Pope_A/0/1/0/all/0/1">Alexandra Pope</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Romero_C/0/1/0/all/0/1">Charles Romero</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Sarazin_C/0/1/0/all/0/1">Craig Sarazin</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Sievers_J/0/1/0/all/0/1">Jonathan Sievers</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Stanford_S/0/1/0/all/0/1">Spencer Stanford</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Stern_D/0/1/0/all/0/1">Daniel Stern</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Wylezalek_D/0/1/0/all/0/1">Dominika Wylezalek</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Zago_F/0/1/0/all/0/1">Fernando Zago</a>

We present a multi-wavelength investigation of the radio galaxy population in
the galaxy cluster MOO J1506+5137 at $z$=1.09$pm$0.03, which in previous work
we identified as having multiple complex radio sources. The combined dataset
used in this work includes data from the Low-Frequency Array Two-metre Sky
Survey (LoTSS), NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), the Robert C. Byrd
Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Dark Energy
Camera Legacy Survey (DECaLS). We find that there are five radio sources which
are all located within 500 kpc ($sim$1$^{prime}$) of the cluster center and
have radio luminosities $P_{mathrm{1.4GHz}}$ > 1.6$times$10$^{24}$ W
Hz$^{-1}$. The typical host galaxies are among the highest stellar mass
galaxies in the cluster. The exceptional radio activity among the massive
galaxy population appears to be linked to the dynamical state of the cluster.
The galaxy distribution suggests an ongoing merger, with a subgroup found to
the northwest of the main cluster. Further, two of the five sources are
classified as bent-tail sources with one being a potential wide-angle tail
(WAT)/hybrid morphology radio source (HyMoRS) indicating a dynamic environment.
The cluster also lies in a region of the mass-richness plane occupied by other
merging clusters in the Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS).
The data suggest that during the merger phase radio activity can be
dramatically enhanced, which would contribute to the observed trend of
increased radio activity in clusters with increasing redshift.

We present a multi-wavelength investigation of the radio galaxy population in
the galaxy cluster MOO J1506+5137 at $z$=1.09$pm$0.03, which in previous work
we identified as having multiple complex radio sources. The combined dataset
used in this work includes data from the Low-Frequency Array Two-metre Sky
Survey (LoTSS), NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), the Robert C. Byrd
Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Dark Energy
Camera Legacy Survey (DECaLS). We find that there are five radio sources which
are all located within 500 kpc ($sim$1$^{prime}$) of the cluster center and
have radio luminosities $P_{mathrm{1.4GHz}}$ > 1.6$times$10$^{24}$ W
Hz$^{-1}$. The typical host galaxies are among the highest stellar mass
galaxies in the cluster. The exceptional radio activity among the massive
galaxy population appears to be linked to the dynamical state of the cluster.
The galaxy distribution suggests an ongoing merger, with a subgroup found to
the northwest of the main cluster. Further, two of the five sources are
classified as bent-tail sources with one being a potential wide-angle tail
(WAT)/hybrid morphology radio source (HyMoRS) indicating a dynamic environment.
The cluster also lies in a region of the mass-richness plane occupied by other
merging clusters in the Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS).
The data suggest that during the merger phase radio activity can be
dramatically enhanced, which would contribute to the observed trend of
increased radio activity in clusters with increasing redshift.

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