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Hypercubes of AGN Tori (HYPERCAT) -- II. Resolving the Torus with Extremely Large Telescopes

@inproceedings{Nikutta2021HypercubesOA,
  title={Hypercubes of AGN Tori (HYPERCAT) -- II. Resolving the Torus with Extremely Large Telescopes},
  author={Robert Nikutta and Enrique Lopez-Rodriguez and Kohei Ichikawa and N. A. Levenson and Christopher Packham and Sebastian F. Honig and Almudena Alonso-Herrero},
  year={2021}
}
Recent infrared interferometric observations revealed sub-parsec scale dust distributions around active galactic nuclei (AGNs). Using images of Clumpy torus models and NGC 1068 as an example, we demonstrate that the nearand mid-infrared nuclear emission of some nearby AGNs will be resolvable in direct imaging with the next generation of 30 m telescopes, potentially breaking degeneracies from previous studies that used integrated spectral energy distributions of unresolved AGN tori. To that… Expand

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acknowledges support from the NSF grant number 1616828. S.F.H. acknowledges support by the EU Horizon 2020 framework programme via the ERC Starting Grant DUST