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ID: 358644.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
3D studies of neutral and ionised gas and stars in Seyfert and inactive galaxies
Authors:Mundell, C. G.; Dumas, G.; Schinnerer, E.; Nagar, N.; Haan, S.; Wilcots, E.; Wilson, A. S.; Emsellem, E.; Ferruit, P.; Peletier, R. F.; de Zeeuw, P. T.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007
Title of Journal:New Astronomy Review
Start Page:34
End Page:37
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:We are conducting the first systematic 3D spectroscopic imaging survey to quantify the properties of the atomic gas (HI) in a distance-limited sample of 28 Seyfert galaxies and a sample of 28 inactive control galaxies with well-matched optical properties (the VHIKINGS survey). This study aims to address the role of the host galaxy in nuclear activity and confront outstanding controversies in optical/IR imaging surveys. Early results show possible relationships between Seyfert activity and HI extent, content and the prevalence of small, nearby gas-rich dwarf galaxies (MHI ˜ 107Mo); results will be tested via rigorous comparison with control galaxies. Initial results from our optical followup study of 15 of our galaxies using the SAURON integral field unit on the WHT suggest a possible difference between Seyfert and inactive stellar and gaseous kinematics that support the conclusion that internal kinematics of galaxies are the key to nuclear activity.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007NewAR..51...34M [ID No:1]
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