Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 558A, 124-124 (2013/10-1)
ALMA observations of feeding and feedback in nearby Seyfert galaxies: an AGN-driven outflow in NGC 1433.
COMBES F., GARCIA-BURILLO S., CASASOLA V., HUNT L., KRIPS M., BAKER A.J., BOONE F., ECKART A., MARQUEZ I., NERI R., SCHINNERER E. and TACCONI L.J.
Abstract (from CDS):
We report ALMA observations of CO(3-2) emission in the Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC1433 at the unprecedented spatial resolution of 0.5"=24pc. Our aim is to probe active galactic nucleus (AGN) feeding and feedback phenomena through the morphology and dynamics of the gas inside the central kpc. The galaxy NGC1433 is a strongly barred spiral with three resonant rings: one at the ultra-harmonic resonance near corotation, and the others at the outer and inner Lindblad resonances (OLR and ILR). A nuclear bar of 400pc radius is embedded in the large-scale primary bar. The CO map, which covers the whole nuclear region (nuclear bar and ring), reveals a nuclear gaseous spiral structure, inside the nuclear ring encircling the nuclear stellar bar. This gaseous spiral is well correlated with the dusty spiral seen in Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images. The nuclear spiral winds up in a pseudo-ring at ∼200pc radius, which might correspond to the inner ILR. Continuum emission is detected at 0.87 mm only at the very centre, and its origin is more likely thermal dust emission than non-thermal emission from the AGN. It might correspond to the molecular torus expected to exist in this Seyfert 2 galaxy. The HCN(4-3) and HCO+(4-3) lines were observed simultaneously, but only upper limits are derived, with a ratio to the CO(3-2) line lower than 1/60 at 3σ, indicating a relatively low abundance of very dense gas. The kinematics of the gas over the nuclear disk reveal rather regular rotation only slightly perturbed by streaming motions due to the spiral; the primary and secondary bars are too closely aligned with the galaxy major or minor axis to leave a signature in the projected velocities. Near the nucleus, there is an intense high-velocity CO emission feature redshifted to 200km/s (if located in the plane), with a blue-shifted counterpart, at 2" (100pc) from the centre. While the CO spectra are quite narrow in the centre, this wide component is interpreted as an outflow involving a molecular mass of 3.6x106M☉ and a flow rate ∼7M☉/yr. The flow could be in part driven by the central star formation, but is mainly boosted by the AGN through its radio jets.
galaxies: active - galaxies: individual: NGC 1433 - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: nuclei - galaxies: spiral
+ corrigendum vol. 564, p. C1 (2014)
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