A.O. assisted & integral field spectroscopy of galaxy nuclei


N. Thatte, R. Genzel, R. Maiolino, R. Davies, R. Houghton, R. Johnson, J. Allington-Smith


I present results on integral field spectroscopy of the nuclear region of active and normal galaxies, and on adaptive optics assisted long slit spectroscopy, with Keck, Gemini and ESO VLT. Some data combining the capabilities of AO and integral field spectroscopy are just being analyzed, I hope to present some preliminary results there as well. I will emphasize the need for good calibration and PSF information, and discuss future prospects with LGS and MCAO.