Chandra high resolution imaging of NGC 1365 and NGC 4151

Junfeng Wang, G. Fabbiano, M. Elvis, G. Risaliti, M. Karovska, A. Zezas, J. M. Mazzarella, S. Lord, J. H. Howell, C. G. Mundell

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Abstract

We present Chandra high resolution imaging of the circumnuclear regions of two nearby active galaxies, namely the starburst/AGN composite Seyfert 1.8 NGC 1365 and the archetypal Seyfert 1 NGC 4151. In NGC 1365, the X-ray morphology shows a biconical soft X-ray-emission region extending ∼5 kpc in projection from the nucleus, coincident with the optical high-excitation outflows. Chandra HRC imaging of the NGC 4151 nucleus resolves X-ray emission from the 4 arcsec radio jet and the narrow line region (NLR) clouds. Our results demonstrate the unique power of spatially resolved spectroscopy with Chandra, and support previous claims that frequent jet-ISM interaction may explain why jets in Seyfert galaxies appear small, slow, and thermally dominated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-ray Astronomy-2009
Subtitle of host publicationPresent Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives - Proceedings of the International Conference
Pages519-520
Number of pages2
Volume1248
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2010
EventInternational Conference on X-ray Astronomy-2009: Present Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 7 Sep 200911 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on X-ray Astronomy-2009: Present Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives
CountryItaly
CityBologna
Period7/09/0911/09/09

Keywords

  • galaxies: individual (NGC 1365)
  • galaxies: individual (NGC 4151)
  • X-rays: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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