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2013A&A...558A..87F - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 558A, 87-87 (2013/10-1)

High resolution mapping of CO(1-0) in NGC 6240.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present long baseline CO(1-0) mapping of the luminous infrared galaxy NGC 6240 obtained with the IRAM - Plateau de Bure Interferometer. This source is a well known early-stage merging system hosting two active galactic nuclei (AGN). We find a broad CO(1-0) line profile with maximum velocity 800km/s and a total line width of 1400km/s that displays several kinematic components, revealing the complexity of the gas dynamics in this system. We detect a blueshifted CO emission with velocity between -200 and -500km/s, which peaks around the southern AGN at the same position where the H2 outflow is located. We interpret this blueshifted component as an outflow with a mass loss rate of ∼ 500M/yr, originating from the southern nucleus. The spatial and spectral match strongly suggests that the CO outflow is connected to the H2 superwind located around the southern AGN and to the large scale CO outflow with similar velocities extended on scales of ∼10kpc. The large mass loading factor ({dot}(M)/SFR∼10 of the molecular gas suggests that the outflow is likely driven by both SNa winds and the radiation of the southern AGN. We discovered a nuclear, redshifted CO emission peaking in the midpoint of the two nuclei, as is the case for the CO emission at the systemic velocity. The large velocity dispersion, which reaches its maximum (∼500km/s) in the midpoint between the two nuclei, suggests that the gas might be highly turbulent in this region, although the presence of an unresolved rotation component cannot be ruled out.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: interactions - galaxies: individual: NGC 6240

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/558/A87): NGC6240-CO10.fits>

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
1 3C 273 BLL 12 29 06.6996828061 +02 03 08.598846466   13.05 14.830 14.11   ~ 5364 1
2 3C 279 QSO 12 56 11.1664521013 -05 47 21.531840471   18.01 17.75 15.87   ~ 2731 2
3 NGC 6240 Sy2 16 52 58.861 +02 24 03.55   14.31 13.37     ~ 1496 2

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