The Nuclear Spectrum of M87

  title={The Nuclear Spectrum of M87},
  author={Zlatan I. Tsvetanov and George F. Hartig and Holland C. Ford and Gerard A. Kriss and Michael A. Dopita and Linda Lou Dressel and Richard J. Harms},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
The nuclear spectrum of M87 covering the Ly_a-H_a wavelength range was obtained with the HST Faint Object Spectrograph (FOS) trough a 0.21 arcsec aperture. Contrary to some previous claims, a single power law (F(nu)~nu^(-a)) can not reproduce the observed continuum shape and at least a broken power law is require for a good fit (a = 1.75 and 1.41 shortward and longward of the break at ~4500 A). We detect a set of broad (FWHM ~ 400 km/s) absorption lines arising in the gas associated with M87… 

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