Toruń Centre for Astronomy
Nicolaus Copernicus University

The Nuclear Jets in 3c 309.1 and 3c 380

Wilkinson P. N., Kus A. J., Pearson T. J., Readhead A. C. S., Cornwell T. J.

8 station VLBI maps of the nuclear jets in 3C 309.1 and 3C 380 reveal complex, bent, structures which seem hard to reconcile with the concept of ballistic outflow. Together with the observation of "flaring" in the MERLIN/EVN map of the 3C 309.1 jet the maps point strongly to the jets being confined fluid flows.