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dc.contributor.authorYoung, S.
dc.contributor.authorHough, J.
dc.contributor.authorAxon, D.J.
dc.contributor.authorBailey, J.
dc.contributor.authorWard, M.J.
dc.identifier.citationYoung , S , Hough , J , Axon , D J , Bailey , J & Ward , M J 1995 , ' Near-IR spectropolarimetry and modeling of NGC 1068 ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 272 , no. 3 , pp. 513-527 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 153445
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dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3240
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found via: Copyright Royal Astronomical Society [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractWe present new spectropolarimetric data for NGC 1068, including, for the first time, coverage in the near-IR. Using these, and other previously published data, we develop a scattering model for NGC 1068, using NGC 5548 for the underlying Seyfert 1 continuum spectrum and M31 for the stellar contribution. Although electron scattering is the dominant process, if NGC 5548 is typical of Seyfert 1s in the near-IR then electron scattering alone cannot be soley responsible for the observed polarization of NGC 1068 at these wavelengths, and a contribution from dichroic absorption of the radiation from the IR-emitting regions of the active nucleus, through the postulated torus, is required. The extinction in this region is A_V>=45 mag, although we note that the extinction to broad-line region and nucleus is much higher.en
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dc.subjectactive galactic nuclei
dc.titleNear-IR spectropolarimetry and modeling of NGC 1068en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
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