The Circinus galaxy is a nearby (4 Mpc) spiral that hosts a Seyfert nucleus as deduced by the emission of intense coronal lines (Oliva et al. 1994) and by the prominent ionization cone observed in [O III] images (Marconi et al. 1994).
We present K-band imaging spectroscopy of the nucleus of this galaxy obtained by means of 3D, the MPE imaging spectrometer (Weitzel et al. 1996), and ROGUE, a first-order adaptive-optics system (Thatte et al. 1995), mounted on the 2.2-m ESO telescope. The spectral resolution is 1000 and the average optical seeing was about 0”.6 (= 12 pc at the source).