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Observing faint targets with MIDI at the VLTI: the MIDI AGN large programme experience
Author(s): Leonard Burtscher; Konrad R. W. Tristram; Walter J. Jaffe; Klaus Meisenheimer
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Paper Abstract

The VLTI/MIDI AGN Large Programme comprises 14 AGNs for which torus properties are being determined. Observations and data reduction are finished and show resolved dust emission in almost all of the sources. Questions addressed with this programme range from unification to the physics of accreting galactic nuclei. In particular, the observations allow us to dissect the parsec-scale infrared emission and to determine the sizes and fluxes of the various components. These AGNs are among the faintest objects ever studied with MIDI and require the data reduction software to be adjusted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84451G (12 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925521
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Leonard Burtscher, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Konrad R. W. Tristram, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
Walter J. Jaffe, Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Klaus Meisenheimer, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8445:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry III
Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal; Fabien Malbet, Editor(s)

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