AAS 198th Meeting, June 2001
Session 88. Seyfert Galaxies and QSOs
Oral, Thursday, June 7, 2001, 2:00-3:30pm, C107

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[88.05] NICMOS Images of NGC 1068

R.I. Thompson (Steward Observatory), H. Epps, R. Chary (Lick Observatory)

High resolution images of NGC 1068 are presented that unambigously locate the nucleus of NGC 1068 relative to the detailed morphology of the lime emission. The Paschen Alpha line emission has a morphology very similar to the optical H Alpha emission but with a different intesity distribution due to extinction.

The [Si VI] images of NGC 1068 indicate a hot spot that is identified as the location where the material that produces the radio jet is impacting the ambient medium. Although the radio emission has a very low intesity at this location the jet material still has sufficient power to produce energetic emission in atomic emission lines. The hot spot is also seen in the hydrogen line emission morphology but it has lower contrast than the Si VI line.

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