Infrared spectroscopy of nearby radio active elliptical galaxies

Jeremy Mould, Tristan Reynolds, Tony Readhead, David Floyd, Buell Jannuzi, Garret Cotter, Laura Ferrarese, Keith Matthews, David Atlee, Michael Brown

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In preparation for a study of their circumnuclear gas we have surveyed 60% of a complete sample of elliptical galaxies within 75 Mpc that are radio sources. Some 20% of our nuclear spectra have infrared emission lines, mostly Paschen lines, Brackett γ, and [Fe II]. We consider the influence of radio power and black hole mass in relation to the spectra. Access to the spectra is provided here as a community resource.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number14
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012


  • galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD
  • galaxies: nuclei
  • infrared: general
  • radio continuum: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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