AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Astron
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CitationQiu, J., Wang, J., Shi, Y., Zhang, J., Fang, M., & Li, F. (2018). Deep millimeter spectroscopy observations toward NGC 1068. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 613, A3. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201731035
JournalASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
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AbstractAims. We aim for a better understanding of gas properties in the circum-nuclear disk (CND) region of the nearby gas-rich Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC 1068. We focus on line identification and the basic physical parameters estimation of molecular gas in the CND region. Methods. We used the IRAM 30 m telescope to conduct deep millimeter spectroscopy observations toward the center of NGC 1068. Results. Thirty-two lines were detected in this galaxy, 15 lines of wich were detected for the first time. With a sensitivity better by about a factor of 4 than observations in the literature for this source at 3 mm band, we detected several weak lines for the first time in this source, such as lines from CH3CCH, CH3OCH3, and (HCO+)-O-18. Column densities of these molecules were estimated based on line emissions. Some marginal detections in the literature, such as (HNC)-C-13 (1-0), were confirmed. CH3OCH3 was detected for the first time in external galaxies. Lines from several carbon chain molecules and shock-related molecules were also detected in this source.
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SponsorsNational Key R&D Program of China [2017YFA0402704]; Natural Science Foundation of China [11590783, 11473007, 11590782]; NSFC ; Excellent Youth Foundation of Guangdong Province [YQ2015128]; Guangzhou Education Bureau