A molecular absorption line survey toward the AGN of Hydra-A
Peck, A.B.; Oonk, J.B.R.; O’Dea, C.; Nesvadba, N.; Ferland, G.; Fabian, A.C.; Donahue, M.; Bremer, M.N.; Baum, S.A.; Tremblay, G.R.; Sarazin, C.; Salomé, P.; Gaspari, M.; Russell, H.; McNamara, B.R.; Hamer, S.; Combes, F.; Edge, A.C.; Rose, T.
Professor Alastair Edge email@example.com
Mr Thomas David Rose firstname.lastname@example.org
PGR Student Doctor of Philosophy
We present Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array observations of the brightest cluster galaxy Hydra-A, a nearby (z = 0.054) giant elliptical galaxy with powerful and extended radio jets. The observations reveal CO(1-0), CO(2-1), 13CO(2-1), CN(2-1), SiO(5-4), HCO+(1-0), HCO+(2-1), HCN(1-0), HCN(2-1), HNC(1-0) and H2CO(3-2) absorption lines against the galaxy’s bright and compact active galactic nucleus. These absorption features are due to at least 12 individual molecular clouds which lie close to the centre of the galaxy and have velocities of approximately −50 to +10 km s−1 relative to its recession velocity, where positive values correspond to inward motion. The absorption profiles are evidence of a clumpy interstellar medium within brightest cluster galaxies composed of clouds with similar column densities, velocity dispersions and excitation temperatures to those found at radii of several kpc in the Milky Way. We also show potential variation in a ∼10 km s−1 wide section of the absorption profile over a two year timescale, most likely caused by relativistic motions in the hot spots of the continuum source which change the background illumination of the absorbing clouds.
Peck, A., Oonk, J., O’Dea, C., Nesvadba, N., Ferland, G., Fabian, A., …Rose, T. (2020). A molecular absorption line survey toward the AGN of Hydra-A. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 496(1), 364-380. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa1474
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||May 16, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||May 28, 2020|
|Deposit Date||May 29, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Jun 18, 2020|
|Journal||Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society|
|Publisher||Royal Astronomical Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Accepted Journal Article
This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. ©: 2020 The Author(s) . Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
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