Diffraction-Limited Subaru Imaging of M 82: Sharp Mid-Infrared View of the Starburst Core

Poshak Gandhi*, Naoki Isobe, Mark Birkinshaw, Diana M. Worrall, Itsuki Sakon, Kazushi Iwasawa, Aya Bamba

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Abstract

We present new imaging at 12.81 and 11.7 mu m of the central similar to 40 '' x 30 '' (similar to 0.7 kpc x 0.5 kpc) of the starburst galaxy M 82. The observations were carried out with the COMICS mid-infrared (mid-IR) imager on the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope, and are diffraction-limited at an angular resolution of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S505-S521
Number of pages17
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of japan
Volume63
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • galaxies: individual (M 82)
  • galaxies: starburst
  • infrared: galaxies
  • techniques: high angular resolution
  • ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEUS
  • HUBBLE-SPACE-TELESCOPE
  • FAR-INFRARED EMISSION
  • COMPACT RADIO-SOURCES
  • SUPER-STAR-CLUSTERS
  • X-RAY-SPECTRA
  • GALAXY M82
  • XMM-NEWTON
  • H-I
  • SPECTROSCOPY

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