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Anisotropy of the space orientation of radio sources. I: The catalog

Astrophysical Bulletin (Impact Factor: 0.87). 12/2009; 64(4). DOI: 10.1134/S1990341309040026
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A catalog of the extended extragalactic radio sources consisting of 10461 objects is compiled based on the list of radio sources of the FIRST survey. A total of 1801 objects are identified with galaxies and quasars of the SDSS survey and the Veron-Veron catalog. The distribution of the position angles of the axes of radio sources from the catalog is determined, and the probability that this distribution is equiprobable is shown to be less then 10^(-7). This result implies that at Z equal to or smaller then 0.5, spatial orientation of the axes of radio sources is anisotropic at a statistically significant level. Comment: 8 pages, 7 figures

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    ABSTRACT: An analysis of the position angles distribution of 10461 extended radio sources shows that the spatial orientation of the axes of these objects is anisotropic: they avoid the direction towards the Celestial Pole and are mostly oriented in the equatorial direction. The ratio of the probability densities of the orientation in these two directions is 0.68. The probability that the sky distribution of axes is isotropic is less then 0.00004. This conclusion is consistent with the results of the analyses of the spatial distribution of galactic normals orientation in the galaxies from UGC, ESO and FGC catalogs Comment: 7 pages, 6 figures
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