# THE GALACTIC CENTER CLOUD G2 AND ITS GAS STREAMER

@article{Pfuhl2014THEGC,
title={THE GALACTIC CENTER CLOUD G2 AND ITS GAS STREAMER},
author={Oliver Pfuhl and Stefan Gillessen and Frank Eisenhauer and Reinhard Genzel and Philipp M. Plewa and Thomas Ott and Alessandro Ballone and Marc Schartmann and Andreas Burkert and Tobias Fritz and Re’em Sari and Elad Steinberg and Ann-Marie Madigan},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
year={2014},
volume={798}
}
• Published 16 July 2014
• Physics, Geology
• The Astrophysical Journal
We present new, deep near-infrared SINFONI @ VLT integral field spectroscopy of the gas cloud G2 in the Galactic Center, from late 2013 August, 2014 April, and 2014 July. G2 is visible in recombination line emission. The spatially resolved kinematic data track the ongoing tidal disruption. The cloud reached minimum distance to the MBH of 1950 Schwarzschild radii. As expected for an observation near the pericenter passage, roughly half of the gas in 2014 is found at the redshifted, pre…
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