Telescope Imaging of the Circinus Galaxy


We present an HST imaging study of the nearby (4 Mpc distant) Circinus galaxy, which contains the nearest type 2 Seyfert nucleus and prominent circumnuclear star formation. Images have been obtained in the [OIII]λ5007, Hα and H 2 v=1–0 S(1) emission lines, and in the green (5470Å), red (8140 ˚ A) and near infrared (2.04 and 2.15 µm) continua. An image in… (More)


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