|Título||Multicolor photometry of ten Seyfert 1 galaxies
Boris, Natalia V.
Donzelli, Carlos J.
Pastoriza, Miriani Griselda
Ferreiro, Diego L.
|Abstract||We present new valuable BVI photometry of ten Seyfert 1 galaxies and narrow band Hα images for six of these objects. The results indicate that the distribution of the luminosity of the sample has an amplitude of almost 4 mag with an average of Mв = −20.7. The observed morphologies are confined to early type galaxies. A barred structure is found in only 2 objects. Despite that early morphological types are dominant in this sample, integrated (B − V) colors are very blue. For instance, the SO galaxies show, on average, a (B − V) = 0.78. This effect seems to be caused by the luminosity contribution of the active nucleus and/or the disk to the total luminosity of the galaxy. In the B band, the contribution of the active galactic nucleus to the total luminosity of the galaxy varies from 3% to almost 60% and the bulge to disk luminosity ratio (Lbulge=Ldisk) ranges from 0.6 to 22. Signs of tidal interactions seem to be a common characteristic since they are observed in 6 of the objects and one of them seems to be located in a poor cluster not yet identified in the literature. In contrast, Hα extended emission is rare, with only 1 galaxy showing clear evidence of it. Luminosity profile decomposition shows that the model Gauss + bulge + disk properly reproduces the surface brightness of the galaxies. However, in order to account for the luminosity profile, most of the disk galaxies need the inner truncated exponential form with a central cutoff radius ranging from 3 to 10 kpc. This is interpreted in terms of reddened regions that are well identified in the B − V color maps. These regions present very similar colors among them, with (B − V) ~ 1.2. This fact could be associated with the presence of dust confined in the inner regions of the galaxies.
|Contido em||Astronomy and astrophysics. Les Ulis. Vol. 384, no. 3 (Mar. 2002), p. 780-792
[en] Galaxies: active
[en] Galaxies: photometry
[en] Galaxies: Seyfert
|Tipo||Artigo de periódico
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