AGN activity and circumnuclear star formation in nearby galaxies

A. Alonso-Herrero, T. Díaz-Santos, L. Colina, S. D. Ryder, J. H. Knapen, A. J. Baker, T. Takagi

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We have selected a sample of nearby galaxies where an AGN (Seyfert or LINER) coexists with circumnuclear star formation. We use the highest spatial resolution data available now (HST UV, optical, and near-infrared [IR]; radio) and in the future (mid-IR with Spitzer and CanariCam) with spatial resolutions of 3-25 pc for our sample. The main goal of this project is to determine the bolometric importance of both phenomena in nearby galaxies by careful modelling of the UV to radio spectral energy distributions. In this paper we present results for NGC 7469 and NGC 5253, and discuss possible observations with CanariCam on the GTC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-216
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventII International GTC Workshop: Science with GTC 1st-light Instruments and the LMT - Mexico, DF, Mexico
Duration: Feb 16 2004Feb 18 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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