AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 50. Seyfert Galaxies
Display, Tuesday, January 8, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[50.09] An [OIII] Study of the Narrow Line Regions of Seyfert Galaxies: Testing the Unified Model

J. Donley (Penn State), H. R. Schmitt (NRAO-Socorro)

We present the results of an HST [OIII] study of the narrow line regions (NLRs) of Seyfert galaxies. Our sample consists of Seyfert galaxies selected from nearly isotropic properties, their far-infrared fluxes and warm infrared colors. We discuss the luminosities, projected linear extents, and morphologies of the NLRs of these galaxies as well as the agreement of these properties with the Unified Model. We find that while the Unified Model accurately predicts many of the observed characteristics of the NLRs, certain observed morphologies can not be explained by simple models and require a more careful examination.

This research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, through its Research Experience for Undergraduates program. NRAO is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

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