The brightest extragalactic radio sources

[all sky map]
Brightest extragalactic radio sources ( > 2 Jy) at 11 cm wavelength (2.7 GHz), taken from the catalog by Wall & Peacock (MNRAS 216, 173) and plotted in Galactic coordinates. The size of each symbol is proportional to the logarithm of the source's flux; otherwise Cygnus A's symbol would obscure most of the map.

For the spectra of some of these objects, consult page 150 of the Handbook of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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Philip Blanco
Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences