Integral field spectroscopy of QSO host galaxies

  • K . J AHNKE, L . W ISOTZKI, +4 authors Marianne Oth
  • Published 2003


We describe a project to study the state of the ISM in ∼20 low redshift (z < 0.3) QSO host galaxies observed with the PMAS integral field spectrograph. We describe method developement to access the stellar and gas component of the spectrum without the strong nuclear emission to access the host galaxy properties also in the central region. It shows that integral field spectroscopy promises to be very efficient to study the gas distribution and its velocity field, and also spatially resolved stellar population in the host galaxies also of luminous AGN.

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@inproceedings{AHNKE2003IntegralFS, title={Integral field spectroscopy of QSO host galaxies}, author={K . J AHNKE and L . W ISOTZKI and S . F . S {\'A}NCHEZ and L . C HRISTENSEN and Thomas Ecker and A Elz and Marianne Oth}, year={2003} }