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NGC 4945-A Galaxy with a Nucleus Full of Surprises

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 April 2016

J. B. Whiteoak
Affiliation:
Division of Radiophysics, CSIRO, Sydney

Abstract

At optical wavelengths NGC 4945 is a nondescript edge-on spiral galaxy, much of which is obscured by dense dust clouds. However, at longer wavelengths a prominent nucleus is exposed which possesses both Seyfert and star-burst characteristics. Microwave observations highlight dense molecular clouds located near the nucleus. The large velocity range of these clouds lacks an adequate interpretation.

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