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2003ApJ...582L..11G - Astrophys. J., 582, L11-L14 (2003/January-1)

The discovery of H2O maser emission in seven active galactic nuclei and at high velocities in the Circinus galaxy.

GREENHILL L.J., KONDRATKO P.T., LOVELL J.E.J., KUIPER T.B.H., MORAN J.M., JAUNCEY D.L. and BAINES G.P.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report the discovery of H2O maser emission at 1.35 cm wavelength in seven active galactic nuclei (at distances of up to 80 Mpc) during a survey conducted at the 70 m diameter antenna of the NASA Deep Space Network near Canberra, Australia. The detection rate was ∼4%. Two of the maser sources are particularly interesting because they display satellite high-velocity emission lines, which are a signature of emission from the accretion disks of supermassive black holes when seen edge-on. Three of the masers are coincident, to within uncertainties of 0".2, with continuum emission sources that we observed at about λ=1.3 cm. We also report the discovery of new spectral features in the Circinus galaxy H2O maser that broaden the known velocity range of emission therein by a factor of ∼1.7. If the new spectral features originate in the Circinus accretion disk, then molecular material must survive at radii ∼3 times smaller than had been believed previously (∼0.03 pc or ∼2x105 Schwarzschild radii).

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Active - Galaxies: Individual: Name: Circinus - Galaxies: Individual: Alphanumeric: ESO 269-G012 - Galaxies: Individual: Alphanumeric: IRAS F19370-0131 - Galaxies: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 2824 - Galaxies: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 2979 - Galaxies: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 5643 - Galaxies: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 6300 - Galaxies: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 6926 - Galaxies: Seyfert - ISM: Molecules - Masers

Nomenclature: Table 1: [GKL2003] JHHMMSS.ss+DDMMSS.s N=7.

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