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Spatially resolved electron density in the narrow line region of z < 0.02 radio AGNs

Kakkad, D.; Groves, Brent Allan; Dopita, Michael; Thomas, Adam; Davies, Roger L.; Mainieri, V.; Kharb, Preeti; Scharwachter, Julia; Hampton, Elise; Ho, I. Ting

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Context. Although studying outflows in the host galaxies of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) have moved to the forefront of extragalactic astronomy in recent years, estimating the energy associated with these outflows has been a major challenge. Determining the energy associated with an outflow often involves an assumption of uniform density in the narrow line region (NLR), which spans a wide range in the literature, leading to large systematic uncertainties in energy estimation.

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Date published: 2018-10-03
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205977
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201832790
Access Rights: Open Access

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