We report the results of a 5 GHz Southern Hemisphere snapshot VLBI observation of a sample of blazars. The observations were performed with the Southern Hemisphere VLBI Network plus the Shanghai station in 1993 May. Twenty-three flat-spectrum, radio-loud sources were imaged. These are the first VLBI images for 15 of the sources. Eight of the sources are EGRET (>100 MeV) gamma-ray sources. The milliarcsecond morphology shows a core-jet structure for 12 sources and a single compact core for the remaining 11. No compact doubles were seen. Compared with other radio images at different epochs and/or different frequencies, three core-jet blazars show evidence of bent jets, and there is some evidence for superluminal motion in the cases of two blazars. Detailed descriptions for individual blazars are given.
The Astronomical Journal
- Pub Date:
- April 1998
- BL LACERTAE OBJECTS: GENERAL;
- RADIO CONTINUUM: GALAXIES;
- 35 pages (6 ps figures and 5 tables), to appear in AJ April 1998