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  The central parsec of NGC 3783: a rotating broad emission line region, asymmetric hot dust structure, and compact coronal line region

Amorim, A., Bauböck, M., Brandner, W., Bolzer, M., Clénet, Y., Davies, R., et al. (2021). The central parsec of NGC 3783: a rotating broad emission line region, asymmetric hot dust structure, and compact coronal line region. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 648: A117. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/202040061.

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Amorim, A., Author
Bauböck, M.1, Author              
Brandner, W., Author
Bolzer, M., Author
Clénet, Y., Author
Davies, R.1, Author              
de Zeeuw, P. T.1, Author              
Dexter, J.1, Author              
Drescher, A.1, Author              
Eckart, A.1, Author              
Eisenhauer, F.1, Author              
Förster Schreiber, N. M.1, Author              
Gao, F.1, Author              
Garcia, P. J. V., Author
Genzel, R.1, Author              
Gillessen, S.1, Author              
Gratadour, D., Author
Hönig, S., Author
Kaltenbrunner, D.2, Author              
Kishimoto, M., Author
Lacour, S., AuthorLutz, D.1, Author              Millour, F., AuthorNetzer, H., AuthorOtt, T.1, Author              Paumard, T., AuthorPerraut, K., AuthorPerrin, G., AuthorPeterson, B. M., AuthorPetrucci, P. O., AuthorPfuhl, O., AuthorPrieto, M. A., AuthorRouan, D., AuthorSanchez-Bermudez, J., AuthorShangguan, J.1, Author              Shimizu, T.1, Author              Schartmann, M.3, Author              Stadler, J.1, Author              Sternberg, A., AuthorStraub, O.1, Author              Straubmeier, C., AuthorSturm, E.1, Author              Tacconi, L. J.1, Author              Tristram, K. R. W., AuthorVermot, P., AuthorFellenberg, S. von1, Author              Waisberg, I., AuthorWidmann, F.1, Author              Woillez, J., Author more..
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1Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy, MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_159889              
2MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_159888              
3Optical and Interpretative Astronomy, MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_159895              

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 Abstract: Using VLTI/GRAVITY and SINFONI data, we investigate the subparsec gas and dust structure around the nearby type 1 active galactic nucleus (AGN) hosted by NGC 3783. The K-band coverage of GRAVITY uniquely allows simultaneous analysis of the size and kinematics of the broad line region (BLR), the size and structure of the near-infrared(near-IR)-continuum-emitting hot dust, and the size of the coronal line region (CLR). We find the BLR, probed through broad Brγ emission, to be well described by a rotating, thick disc with a radial distribution of clouds peaking in the inner region. In our BLR model, the physical mean radius of 16 light-days is nearly twice the ten-day time-lag that would be measured, which closely matches the ten-day time-lag that has been measured by reverberation mapping. We measure a hot dust full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) size of 0.74 mas (0.14 pc) and further reconstruct an image of the hot dust, which reveals a faint (5% of the total flux) offset cloud that we interpret as an accreting or outflowing cloud heated by the central AGN. Finally, we directly measure the FWHM size of the nuclear CLR as traced by the [Ca VIII] and narrow Brγ line. We find a FWHM size of 2.2 mas (0.4 pc), fully in line with the expectation of the CLR located between the BLR and narrow line region. Combining all of these measurements together with larger scale near-IR integral field unit and mid-IR interferometry data, we are able to comprehensively map the structure and dynamics of gas and dust from 0.01 to 100 pc.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2021-04-28
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202040061
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Title: Astronomy and Astrophysics
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Publ. Info: France : EDP Sciences S A
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 648 Sequence Number: A117 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 1432-0746
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954922828219_1