AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 21 Starbursts, LIRGS and ULIRGS
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-7:00pm, January 9, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[21.07] A Spitzer View of the Star Formation in the Barred Spiral NGC 1365

S. Lord, J. Howell, J. Mazzarella (Caltech, IPAC), S. Veilleux (U. Maryland), J. Surace, D. Frayer (Caltech, SSC), A. Evans (Stony Brook), C. Ishida (Subaru), J. Jensen (Gemini), D. Sanders (UH/IfA), G. Bothun (U. Oregon), B. Schulz (Caltech, IPAC), D. Kim (U. Maryland), K. Xu (Caltech, IPAC), P. Appleton, L. Armus (Caltech, SSC), B. Madore (OCIW & IPAC)

We present new Spitzer data on the nearby barred-spiral galaxy NGC 1365, observed as part of the medium-sized LIRG Spitzer survey of Mazzarella et al.. NGC 1365 was imaged in the four IRAC bands: 3.6, 4.5, 5.8 and 8.0um and in the three MIPS bands: 24, 70, and 160um. While the 160um data suffer saturation in the nuclear region, in all the MIPS images the spiral arms are distinguishable. Since NGC 1365 contains a central AGN exhibiting bi-polar ionization cones with broad opening angles, our analysis includes a search for evidence of PAH destruction through hard UV radiation in the central region, as measured in the 8um IRAC band.

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