Evidence for interactions in H I imaging of Seyfert galaxies

Jenny Greene, Jeremy Lim, Paul T.P. Ho

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Abstract

We still do not know the primary trigger of local active galactic nuclei. Tidal torques and nuclear bars are often invoked to explain gas infall onto the central supermassive black hole, but as yet neither has definitive observational support. Here we exploit the sensitivity and endurance of H I to trace the strength and prevalence of tidal interactions among Seyfert galaxies. To minimize selection biases, we survey the 27 northern Seyferts compiled in the comprehensive optical catalog of Véron-Cetty & Véron lying in the narrow redshift range 0.015-0.017. This paper is a detailed presentation of a subsample, including channel maps for all systems. In addition to the program objects, we also investigate galaxies imaged in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-117
Number of pages25
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume153
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • Accretion, accretion disks
  • Galaxies: active
  • Galaxies: interactions

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