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2012MNRAS.420.2263K - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 420, 2263-2270 (2012/March-1)

A search for H2 O maser emission in nearby low-luminosity QSO host galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

A sample of nearby galaxies hosting low-luminosity type 1 quasi-stellar objects (QSOs), previously studied in CO and H I emission lines, has been searched for maser emission. Using the Effelsberg 100-m telescope, we observed 17 sources with redshifts of z ≤ 0.06 and δ > -30° for emission in the 22-GHz water vapour maser transition. The sample objects have been drawn from a wide-angle survey for optically bright QSOs (Hamburg/ESO survey, HES). No host galaxies from the sample have been detected in the water maser emission line. In this paper we review the discussion on the reasons for H2 O megamasers being rarely found in Seyfert 1 galaxies. Eight of them are bulge dominated and probably of elliptical type (E/S0), whereas six have spiral geometry. Three of the objects seem to be in a phase of merging/interaction. We found 3σ upper limits for the flux density of 27–60 mJy at spectral resolutions of ∼ 0.43 km/s. We furthermore find that the viewing angle to the line of sight to the galaxy, under which the probability to detect megamaser emission is the highest, is about 6°. The morphology and kinematics of the Fine Ring Nebula, planetary nebula Sp 1, and the shaping influence of its binary central star

Abstract Copyright: 2012 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society2012 RAS

Journal keyword(s): masers - galaxies: active - quasars: emission lines - radio lines: galaxies

Simbad objects: 27

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