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ID: 730196.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
ALMA observations of the submillimeter dense molecular gas tracers in the luminous type-1 active nucleus of NGC 7469
Authors:Izumi, T.; Kohno, K.; Aalto, S.; Doi, A.; Espada, D.; Fathi, K.; Harada, N.; Hatsukade, B.; Hattori, T.; Hsieh, P.-Y.; Ikarashi, S.; Imanishi, M.; Iono, D.; Ishizuki, S.; Krips, M.; Martín, S.; Matsushita, S.; Meier, D. S.; Nagai, H.; Nakai, N.; Nakajima, T.; Nakanishi, K.; Nomura, H.; Regan, M. W.; Schinnerer, E.; Sheth, K.; Takano, S.; Tamura, Y.; Terashima, Y.; Tosaki, T.; Turner, J. L.; Umehata, H.; Wiklind, T.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2015
Title of Journal:The Astrophysical Journal
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:id. 39(15 pp)
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We present Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Cycle 1 observations of the central kiloparsec region of the luminous type 1 Seyfert galaxy NGC 7469 with unprecedented high resolution (0.″5 ×0.″4 = 165 × 132 pc) at submillimeter wavelengths. Utilizing the wide bandwidth of ALMA, we simultaneously obtained HCN(4–3), HCO+(4–3), CS(7–6), and partially CO(3–2) line maps, as well as the 860 μm continuum. The region consists of the central ∼1″ component and the surrounding starburst ring with a radius of ∼1.″5–2.″5. Several structures connect these components. Except for CO(3–2), these dense gas tracers are significantly concentrated toward the central ∼1″, suggesting their suitability to probe the nuclear regions of galaxies. Their spatial distribution resembles well those of centimeter and mid-infrared continuum emissions, but it is anticorrelated with the optical one, indicating the existence of dust-obscured star formation. The integrated intensity ratios of HCN(4–3)/HCO+(4–3) and HCN(4–3)/CS(7–6) are higher at the active galactic nucleus (AGN) position than at the starburst ring, which is consistent with our previous findings (submillimeter-HCN enhancement). However, the HCN(4–3)/HCO+(4–3) ratio at the AGN position of NGC 7469 (1.11 ± 0.06) is almost half of the corresponding value of the low-luminosity type 1 Seyfert galaxy NGC 1097 (2.0 ± 0.2), despite the more than two orders of magnitude higher X-ray luminosity of NGC 7469. But the ratio is comparable to that of the close vicinity of the AGN of NGC 1068 (∼1.5). Based on these results, we speculate that some heating mechanisms other than X-ray (e.g., mechanical heating due to an AGN jet) can contribute significantly for shaping the chemical composition in NGC 1097.
Free Keywords:galaxies: active; galaxies: individual: NGC 7469; galaxies: ISM; ISM: molecules
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISSN:0004-637X %R 10.1088/0004-637X/811/1/39
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