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Near- and Mid-IR Imaging of the Nuclear Starburst in NGC 3079

Armus, L. and Shupe, D. L. and Matthews, K. and Neugebauer, G. and Soifer, B. T. and Hayward, T. L. and Miles, J. W. and Houck, J. R. (1994) Near- and Mid-IR Imaging of the Nuclear Starburst in NGC 3079. In: Infrared Astronomy with Arrays: The Next Generation. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.190. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 501-502. ISBN 978-94-010-4466-0.

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The nearly edge-on Sc galaxy NGC 3079 displays strong nuclear optical emission lines of Ha, Hβ, [NII], [SII], [OI] and [OIII], and has been classified as a LINER based on the widths and relative fluxes of these lines. Observations at a variety of wavelengths have provided evidence for both a weak AGN and a starburst in and around the nucleus. Strong far-infrared emission (Soifer et al. 1987), extended mid-infrared emission (Lawrence et al. 1985), and the presence of a very large mass of molecular gas, nearly 10^(10) M⊙ (Irwin and Sofue 1992), lying within the central kpc, all argue for a central starburst. The high luminosity and small physical size of the nuclear H_2O megamaser (Henkel et al. 1984, Haschick et al. 1990), together with the multi-component 6 cm source within the central 1 pc (Irwin and Seaquist 1988) may imply the presence of an active nucleus.

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