Adaptive optics imaging and TAURUS 2-D spectroscopy of galaxy cores

J. Knapen

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    Many barred galaxies show enhanced star formation activity in ring-like regions around their centres, at typical radii of 1–2 kpc. We show how kinematic (WHT TAURUS Fabry-Pérot velocity mapping) and imaging (CFHT near infrared adaptive optics) observational tests, combined with dynamical modelling, can help in unravelling the dynamics and star formation properties of such circumnuclear regions. Our recent science-driven experience with adaptive optics and with TAURUS is discussed in relation to the future at ING.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-75
    JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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