Radio Observations of Markarian 8
Markarian 8, a clumpy irregular galaxy (Casini et al. 1979), was observed with the VLA at 20 cm (Mar. 19, 1981; 26 ant.) and 6 cm wavelengths (June 12, 1980; 18 ant.) The structure is alike at the two wavelengths, consisting of 3 distinct clumps imbedded in a diffuse envelope of about 40 arcsec extent. Figure 1 shows the 6 cm structure. At higher resolution the clumps break up into several components. The 20 cm structure is shown in Figure 2, which also compares the optical and radio morphologies. There is excellent general agreement, suggesting a common origin of emission in the clumps.