Integral field spectroscopy of NGC1068


Jeremy Allington-Smith, Joris Gerssen, Bryan Miller, James Turner, Andrew Walker


We present results from the GMOS integral field unit on the nucleus of NGC1068 taken in 0.5 arcsec seeing. From this we have made a large, high resolution, homogeneous data cube of exceptional quality. We have decomposed the emission lines into up to 6 components to produce a very rich dataset describing the behaviour of gas in this object. To help with the interpretation, we have used stellar features in our data to constrain a simple disk model and used this to identify associated structures in the gas as revealed by our analysis of the emission lines.