Institute of Astronomy

S7 - Probing the physics of AGN through integral field spectroscopy

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Mike Dopita (ANU)3 July 2015Institute of Astronomy Galaxies Discussion Group


The Siding Spring Southern Seyfert Spectroscopic Snapshot Survey (S7) is providing integral field spectroscopy over a field of 38x25 arcsec for ~140 nearby active galaxies. The data cover the wavelength region 3300-7000Å at resolutions as high as 7000. In this talk, I present the first results of this survey. I will show how, by combining our data analysis with detailed photoionisation and shock modelling, we are gaining a new understanding of the physics of both Seyfert and LINER galaxies.


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