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Name GT2_jfritz_2
Title Unveiling the nature of the infrared emission in M87


DOI 10.5270/esa-ogz3m0e
Author fritz, j.
Description M87 is a giant elliptical galaxy located at the centre of the Virgo Cluster. Known to host an extremely massive black hole, it is an active galaxy showing no signs of quasar-like activity. The very nature of its infrared emission is, at present, not completely unveiled. The spectral energy distribution longward of 10 microns is dominated by the radio jet, known since more than 50 years to be powered by synchrotron emission. Whether a fraction of the infrared radiation has a different origin, such as thermal emission from a dusty torus, or from a diffuse dust component, is not clear yet. We propose to perform deep observations of a field centered on M87 with PACS, at both 70 and 100 micron, at slow speed. In this way we will achieve the best possible spatial resolution, and the jet will be imaged at a very high S-N. Furthermore, we will be able to detect emission from the diffuse dust, if any, down to a few thousands solar masses.
Publication DustPedia: Multiwavelength photometry and imagery of 875 nearby galaxies in 42 ultraviolet-microwave bands . Clark C. J. R. et al. . Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 609, id.A37, 30 pp. . 609 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201731419 . 2018A&A...609A..37C ,
Dust emissivity and absorption cross section in DustPedia late-type galaxies . Bianchi S. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics . null . null . 2019A&A...631A.102B ,
DustPedia: the relationships between stars, gas, and dust for galaxies residing in different environments . Davies J. I. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics . null . null . 2019A&A...626A..63D ,
Old and young stellar populations in DustPedia galaxies and their role in dust heating . Nersesian A. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics . null . null . 2019A&A...624A..80N ,
Fraction of bolometric luminosity absorbed by dust in DustPedia galaxies . Bianchi S. et al. . Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 620, id.A112, 21 pp. . 620 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201833699 . 2018A&A...620A.112B ,
Instrument PACS_PacsPhoto_largeScan
Temporal Coverage 2011-07-17T15:46:56Z/2011-07-17T17:45:45Z
Version SPG v14.2.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 ┬Ám range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/herschel/
Date Published 2012-01-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-01-17T00:00:00Z, GT2_jfritz_2, SPG v14.2.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ogz3m0e