Feeding black holes: Tracing gas flows from the outskirts to the centers of galaxies

S. Haan, E. Schinnerer, C. G. Mundell, F. Combes, S. García-Burillo, E. Emsellem

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Abstract

We analyzed the distribution and kinematics of the atomic gas (HI) in 16 nearby spiral galaxies. Our results indicate that the morphology of the atomic gas and dynamically disturbed outer disks correlate with the AGN type present (Seyfert, LINER). From the combined HI and CO data (from the NUGA project), 2-dimensional maps of the gas flow are computed and gas inflow rates are derived as a function of radius within the disks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-248
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume3
Issue numberS245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Galaxies: kinematics and dynamics
  • Galaxies: Seyfert
  • Galaxies: spiral
  • Radio lines: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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