ALMA [C i] observations toward the central region of Seyfert galaxy NGC 613

Yusuke Miyamoto, Masumichi Seta, Naomasa Nakai, Yoshimasa Watanabe, Dragan Salak, Shun Ishii

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We report ALMA observations of [C I](3P1 - 3P0), 13CO, and C18O(J = 1-0) toward the central region of a nearby Seyfert galaxy NGC 613. The very high resolutions of 0.′26 × 0.′23 (=22 × 20 pc) for [C I] and 0.′42 × 0.′35 (=36 × 30 pc) for 13CO, and C18O resolve the circumnuclear disk (CND) and star-forming ring. The distribution of [C I] in the ring resembles that of the CO emission, although [C I] is prominent in the CND. This can be caused by the low intensities of the CO isotopes due to the low optical depths under the high temperature in the CND. We found that the intensity ratios of [C I] to 12CO(3-2) (RC I/CO) and to 13CO(1-0) (RC I/13CO) are high at several positions around the edge of the ring. The spectral profiles of CO lines mostly correspond each other in the spots of the ring and high RC I/CO, but those of [C I] at spots of high RC I/CO are different from those of CO. These results indicate that [C I] at the high RC I/CO traces different gas from that traced by the CO lines. The [C I] kinematics along the minor axis of NGC 613 could be interpreted as a bubbly molecular outflow. The outflow rate of molecular gas is higher than star formation rate in the CND. The flow could be mainly boosted by the active galactic nucleus through its radio jets.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL1
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes


  • ISM: jets and outflows
  • galaxies: ISM
  • galaxies: active
  • galaxies: individual (NGC 613)
  • radio lines: ISM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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