S7

Probing the physics of Seyfert galaxies through their ENLR & HII regions

Michael A. Dopita, Prajval Shastri, Julia Scharwächter, Lisa J. Kewley, Rebecca Davies, Ralph Sutherland, Preeti Kharb, Jessy Jose, Harish Bhatt, S. Ramya, Elise Hampton, Chichuan Jin, Julie Banfield, Ingyin Zaw, Shweta Srivastava, Bethan James

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    Here we present the first results from the Siding Spring Southern Seyfert Spectroscopic Snapshot Survey (S7) which aims to investigate the physics of ∼ 140 radio-detected southern active Galaxies with z < 0.02 through Integral Field Spectroscopy using the Wide Field Spectrograph (WiFeS). This instrument provides data cubes of the central 38 x 25 arc sec. of the target galaxies in the waveband 340 ? 710nm with the unusually high resolution of R = 7000 in the red (530 ? 710nm), and R = 3000 in the blue (340 ? 560nm). These data provide the morphology, kinematics and the excitation structure of the extended narrow-line region, probe relationships with the black hole characteristics and the host galaxy, measures host galaxy abundance gradients and the determination of nuclear abundances from the HII regions. From photoionisation modelling, we may determine the shape of the ionising spectrum of the AGN, discover whether AGN metallicities differ from nuclear abundances determined from HII regions, and probe grain destruction in the vicinity of the AGN. Here we present some preliminary results and modelling of both Seyfert galaxies observed as part of the survey.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)200-205
    Number of pages6
    JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
    Volume10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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    Seyfert galaxies
    physics
    galaxies
    probe
    active galaxies
    probes
    modeling
    destruction
    spectrographs
    metallicity
    photoionization
    kinematics
    arcs
    spectroscopy
    radio
    gradients
    high resolution
    excitation

    Keywords

    • Galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD
    • Galaxies: evolution
    • Galaxies: formation

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    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Dopita, M. A., Shastri, P., Scharwächter, J., Kewley, L. J., Davies, R., Sutherland, R., ... James, B. (2014). S7: Probing the physics of Seyfert galaxies through their ENLR & HII regions. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 10, 200-205. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921314009661

    S7 : Probing the physics of Seyfert galaxies through their ENLR & HII regions. / Dopita, Michael A.; Shastri, Prajval; Scharwächter, Julia; Kewley, Lisa J.; Davies, Rebecca; Sutherland, Ralph; Kharb, Preeti; Jose, Jessy; Bhatt, Harish; Ramya, S.; Hampton, Elise; Jin, Chichuan; Banfield, Julie; Zaw, Ingyin; Srivastava, Shweta; James, Bethan.

    In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Vol. 10, 01.01.2014, p. 200-205.

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    Dopita, MA, Shastri, P, Scharwächter, J, Kewley, LJ, Davies, R, Sutherland, R, Kharb, P, Jose, J, Bhatt, H, Ramya, S, Hampton, E, Jin, C, Banfield, J, Zaw, I, Srivastava, S & James, B 2014, 'S7: Probing the physics of Seyfert galaxies through their ENLR & HII regions', Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, vol. 10, pp. 200-205. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921314009661
    Dopita, Michael A. ; Shastri, Prajval ; Scharwächter, Julia ; Kewley, Lisa J. ; Davies, Rebecca ; Sutherland, Ralph ; Kharb, Preeti ; Jose, Jessy ; Bhatt, Harish ; Ramya, S. ; Hampton, Elise ; Jin, Chichuan ; Banfield, Julie ; Zaw, Ingyin ; Srivastava, Shweta ; James, Bethan. / S7 : Probing the physics of Seyfert galaxies through their ENLR & HII regions. In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 2014 ; Vol. 10. pp. 200-205.
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