The dusty heart of nearby active galaxies - I. High-spatial resolution mid-IR spectro-photometry of Seyfert galaxies

@article{Hoenig2010TheDH,
  title={The dusty heart of nearby active galaxies - I. High-spatial resolution mid-IR spectro-photometry of Seyfert galaxies},
  author={Sebastian F. Hoenig and Makoto Kishimoto and Poshak Gandhi and Alain Smette and Daniel Asmus and Wolfgang J. Duschl and Maria del Carmen Polletta and Gerd Weigelt},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2010},
  volume={515}
}
In a series of papers, we aim at stepping towards characterizing physical properties of the AGN dust torus by combining IR highspatial resolution observations with 3D clumpy torus models. In this first paper, we present mid-IR imaging and 8−13 μ ml owresolution spectroscopy of nine type 1 and ten type 2 AGN. The observations were carried out with the VLT/VISIR mid-IR imager and spectrograph and can be considered the largest currently available mid-infrared spectro-photometric data set of AGN at… 
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