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2015ApJ...799..161K - Astrophys. J., 799, 161 (2015/February-1)

VLBI imaging of the double peaked emission line Seyfert KISSR 1494.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present here the results from dual-frequency phase-referenced Very Long Baseline Interferometry observations of the Seyfert galaxy KISSR 1494, which exhibits double peaked emission lines in its Sloan Digital Sky Survey spectrum. We detect a single radio component at 1.6 GHz, but not at 5 GHz, implying a spectral index steeper than -1.5±0.5 (Sν∝να). The high brightness temperature of the radio component (∼1.4x107 K) and the steep radio spectrum support a non-thermal synchrotron origin. A crude estimate of the black hole mass derived from the MBH{sstarf} relation is ∼1.4±1.0x108 M; it is accreting at an Eddington rate of ∼0.02. The radio data are consistent with either the radio emission coming from the parsec-scale base of a synchrotron wind originating in the magnetized corona above the accretion disk, or from the inner ionized edge of the accretion disk or torus. In the former case, the narrow line region (NLR) clouds may form a part of the broad outflow, while in the latter, the NLR clouds may form a part of an extended disk beyond the torus. The radio and NLR emission may also be decoupled so that the radio emission originates in an outflow while the NLR is in a disk and vice versa. While with the present data it is not possible to clearly distinguish between these scenarios, there appears to be greater circumstantial evidence supporting the coronal wind picture in KISSR 1494. From the kiloparsec-scale radio emission, the time-averaged kinetic power of this outflow is estimated to be Q ~ 1.5x1042 erg/s, which is typical of radio outflows in low-luminosity active galactic nuclei. This supports the idea that radio "jets" and outflowing coronal winds are indistinguishable in Seyfert galaxies.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: individual: KISSR 1494 - galaxies: nuclei - galaxies: Seyfert - radio continuum: galaxies

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