Circumnuclear HI disks in radio galaxies: The case of Cen A and B2 0258+35

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Abstract. New Hi observations of the nearby radio-loud galaxies Centaurus A and B2 0258+35 show broad absorption against the unresolved nuclei. Both sources belong to the cases where blue- and redshifted absorption is observed at the same time. In previous Cen A observations only a relative narrow range of redshifted absorption was detected. We show that the data suggest in both cases the existence of a circumnuclear disk. For Cen A the nuclear absorption might be the atomic counterpart of the molecular circumnuclear disk that is seen in CO and H2. Higher resolution observations are now needed to locate the absorption and to further investigate the structure and kinematics
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1097-1099
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftMemorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana
StatusPublished - 2008

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