We studied the properties of the gas of the extended narrow-line region (ENLR) of two Seyfert 2 galaxies: IC 5063 and NGC 7212. We analysed high-resolution spectra to investigate how the main properties of this region depend on the gas velocity. We divided the emission lines in velocity bins and we calculated several line ratios. Diagnostic diagrams and suma composite models (photoionization + shocks) show that in both galaxies there might be evidence of shocks significantly contributing in the gas ionization at high |V|, even though photoionization from the active nucleus remains the main ionization mechanism. In IC 5063, the ionization parameter depends on V and its trend might be explained assuming an hollow bi-conical shape for the ENLR, with one of the edges aligned with the galaxy disc. On the other hand, NGC 7212 does not show any kind of dependence. The models show that solar O/H relative abundances reproduce the observed spectra in all the analysed regions. They also revealed an high fragmentation of the gas clouds, suggesting that the complex kinematics observed in these two objects might be caused by interaction between the interstellar medium and high-velocity components, such as jets.

High-resolution spectroscopy of the extended narrow-line region of IC 5063 and NGC 7212

Congiu, E.;Ciroi, S.;Cracco, V.;Berton, M.;Di Mille, F.;Frezzato, M.;La Mura, G.;Rafanelli, P.
2017

Abstract

We studied the properties of the gas of the extended narrow-line region (ENLR) of two Seyfert 2 galaxies: IC 5063 and NGC 7212. We analysed high-resolution spectra to investigate how the main properties of this region depend on the gas velocity. We divided the emission lines in velocity bins and we calculated several line ratios. Diagnostic diagrams and suma composite models (photoionization + shocks) show that in both galaxies there might be evidence of shocks significantly contributing in the gas ionization at high |V|, even though photoionization from the active nucleus remains the main ionization mechanism. In IC 5063, the ionization parameter depends on V and its trend might be explained assuming an hollow bi-conical shape for the ENLR, with one of the edges aligned with the galaxy disc. On the other hand, NGC 7212 does not show any kind of dependence. The models show that solar O/H relative abundances reproduce the observed spectra in all the analysed regions. They also revealed an high fragmentation of the gas clouds, suggesting that the complex kinematics observed in these two objects might be caused by interaction between the interstellar medium and high-velocity components, such as jets.
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