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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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Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 37 #4
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