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dc.contributor.authorYoung, S.
dc.contributor.authorPackham, C.
dc.contributor.authorHough, J.
dc.contributor.authorEfstathiou, A.
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-21T12:06:17Z
dc.date.available2009-04-21T12:06:17Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.citationYoung , S , Packham , C , Hough , J & Efstathiou , A 1996 , ' The nuclear torus in the active galaxy NGC 1068 ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 283 , no. 1 , pp. L1-L5 .
dc.identifier.issn0035-8711
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 170701
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 35d95ea0-41ce-4d7c-83a5-5ebb97cc8294
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3247
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0002662350
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/3247
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found via: http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/ Copyright Royal Astronomical Society [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractWe present near-infrared polarized images of the active galaxy NGC 1068. At these wavelengths, the counter-cone is observed in scattered light. At H (1.64 μm) we detect an absorption band across the counter-cone, which we interpret as absorption owing to the postulated torus. From a geometrical analysis we calculate that the torus is at a position angle of 32°±3° on the plane of the sky, at an inclination to the line of sight (defined with respect to the polar axis) of 42°±4°, with a physical diameter greater than 200 pc. These figures are consistent with those derived from our models for the scattering of nuclear radiation and for the far-infrared emission from the torus.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
dc.titleThe nuclear torus in the active galaxy NGC 1068en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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