MERLIN Observations of Extended Emission Around GRS
We present MERLIN observations of the exciting X-ray transient GRS 1915+105. Previous radio observations of GRS 1915 have shown that it is a source of superluminal radio jets. The emission of anti-parallel radio knots has led to this being described as a ‘microquasar’. MERLIN observations presented here show further details of the structure. The two main features observed are a bright extension in the direction of the superluminal jet and also, an extended region of low brightness which is elongated almost at right angles to the jet. This latter feature could either be an associated nebulosity or the remains of a jet which has undergone a radical change in direction.