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Paper: Properties of the Narrow-line Region in Seyfert Galaxies
Volume: 373, The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei
Page: 521
Authors: Bennert, N.; Jungwiert, B.; Komossa, S.; Haas, M.; Chini, R.
Abstract: We study the narrow-line region (NLR) of six Seyfert 1 and six Seyfert 2 galaxies by means of spatially resolved optical spectroscopy and photoionization modelling. From spatially resolved spectral diagnostics, we find a transition between the AGN-excited NLR and the surrounding star-forming regions, allowing us to determine the NLR size independent of stellar contamination. CLOUDY photoionization models show that the observed transition represents a true difference in ionization source and cannot be explained by variations of physical parameters. The electron density and ionization parameter decrease with radius indicating that the NLR is photoionized by the central source only. The velocity field suggests a disky NLR gas distribution.
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