Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1981. 19: 373-410
Copyright © 1981 by . All rights reserved

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COMPACT RADIO SOURCES

K.I. Kellermann


National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 1 Green Bank, West Virginia 24944

I.I.K. Pauliny-Toth


Max-Planck Institute fur Radioastronomie, 5300 Bonn 1, Federal Republic of Germany


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

SOME BASIC RELATIONS

SPECTRA
Effect of Opacity
Extensions of the Spectra to Infrared-Optical and Shorter Wavelengths

VARIABILITY
Flux Density Variations
Implications of the Observed Flux Density Variations
Polarization Variations
Optical and Infrared Variability

STRUCTURE
Extended Sources
Compact Sources

STRUCTURAL VARIATIONS
Stationary Sources
Superluminal Sources
Interpretation of Superluminal Motion

SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION

SUMMARY

REFERENCES




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