We present newly acquired images of the near-infrared counterpart of 3CR radio sources. All the sources were selected to have a redshift of less than 0.3 to allow us to obtain the highest spatial resolution. The observations were carried out as a snapshot program using the Near-Infrared Camera and Multiobject Spectrograph (NICMOS) on-board the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). In this paper we describe 69 radio galaxies observed for the first time with NICMOS during HST cycle 13. All the objects presented here are elliptical galaxies. However, each of them has unique characteristics such as close companions, dust lanes, unresolved nuclei, arc-like features, globular clusters and jets clearly visible from the images or with basic galaxy subtraction.

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This is the pre-print of an article published by the American Astronomical Society. The final, published version is located here: https://doi.org/10.1086/504480

© 2006 The American Astronomical Society.

Archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/0603239 v1 9 Mar 2006

This research has made use of the NASA Astrophysics Data System Bibliographic services. This research also made use made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We are grateful to Eddie Bergeron and Santiago Arribas for helping us with the NICMOS data reduction.

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