Friday, October 23, 2009

Interesting Astrophysics: Oct 12 to Oct 23

This edition of Interesting Astrophysics spans an even wide range of topics than normal, from C IV in the IGM (D'Odorico et al), X-ray emission from galaxies (Laird et al, Pietsch), a variety of supernova-related preprints, to AGN feedback/outflows and other topics I've not mentioned.

Galaxies and Starbursts

An Anisotropic Propagation Model for Galactic Cosmic Rays
Iris Gebauer, Wim de Boer, arXiv:0910.2027 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 19 pages, 19 figures, submitted to A&A

The rise of the C IV mass density at z<2.5
Valentina D'Odorico, Francesco Calura, Stefano Cristiani, Matteo Viel, arXiv:0910.2126 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: Paper accepted by MNRAS. The parameters of the C IV line fitting will be available in electronic format

The radial distribution of core-collapse supernovae in spiral host galaxies
A. A. Hakobyan, G. A. Mamon, A. R. Petrosian, D. Kunth, M. Turatto, arXiv:0910.1801 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 10 pages, 6 figures, 5 tables. Astronomy &amp; Astrophysics, in press

On the X-ray properties of submm-selected galaxies
Elise S. Laird, Kirpal Nandra, Alexandra Pope, Douglas Scott, arXiv:0910.2464 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 12 pages, 5 figures, accepted for publication in MNRAS

X-ray emission from optical novae in M 31
W. Pietsch, arXiv:0910.3865 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 6 pages, 4 figures, accepted for publication in Aston.Nachr

Bars in Starbursts and AGNs -- A Quantitative Reexamination
Lei Hao, Shardha Jogee, Fabio D. Barazza, Irina Marinova, Juntai Shen, arXiv:0910.3960 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 8 pages, 3 figures, to be published in "Galaxy Evolution: Emerging Insights and Future Challenges", ed. S. Jogee et al., Astron. Soc. Pacific, 2009

From their abstract: "We find that AGN and star-forming galaxies have similar optical bar fractions, 47% and 50%, respectively. Both bar fractions are higher than that in inactive galaxies (29%)."

Extragalactic CS survey
E. Bayet, R. Aladro, S. Martin, S. Viti, J. Martin-Pintado, arXiv:0910.4282 [pdf, other]
Comments: 17 pages, 16 figures, 3 tables, Accepted to ApJ

From the abstract: "We present a coherent and homogeneous multi-line study of the CS molecule in nearby (D$<$10Mpc) galaxies. We include, from the literature, all the available observations from the $J=1-0$ to the $J=7-6$ transitions towards NGC 253, NGC 1068, IC 342, Henize~2-10, M~82, the Antennae Galaxies and M~83."

Black Holes and AGN

Feeding and Feedback in nearby AGN from Integral Field Spectroscopy
Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann, arXiv:0910.3234 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 4 pages, 2 figures, to appear in the proceedings of the conference "The Monster's Fiery Breath", eds. Sebastian Heinz and Eric Wilcots

From the abstract: "The ionized gas, on the other hand, traces the AGN feedback. Its
kinematics shows two components: (1) one originating in the plane, and
dominated by circular rotation; (2) another outflowing along the Narrow-Line
Region (NLR) whose flux distribution and kinematics frequently correlate with
structures seen in radio maps. Mass outflow rates along the NLR range from
10^-2 to 1 M_sun yr^-1, corresponding to 10-100 times the accretion rate to the
AGN, indicating that most of the NLR gas mass has been entrained from the
galaxy plane. The average kinetic power of the NLR outflows is ~10^-4 times the
bolometric luminosity.

AGN Feedback: Does it work?
Smita Mathur, Rebecca Stoll, Yair Krongold, Fabrizio Nicastro, Nancy Brickhouse, Martin Elvis, arXiv:0910.3691 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: to appear in proceedings of the conference "The Monster's Fiery Breath: Feedback in Galaxies, Groups, and Clusters", June 2009, Madison, WI, Eds. S. Heinz &amp; E. Wilcots

Interstellar Medium

PAH processing in interstellar shocks
E. R. Micelotta, A. P. Jones, A. G. G. M. Tielens, arXiv:0910.2461 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 21 pages, 11 figures, accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics

VLT/FLAMES-ARGUS observations of stellar wind--ISM cloud interactions in NGC 6357
M.S. Westmoquette, J.D. Slavin, L.J. Smith, J.S. Gallagher III, arXiv:0910.4191 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 9 pages, 5 figures (3 colour). Accepted for publication in MNRAS

Stars, Supernovae and Planets

The rebrightening of planetary nebulae through ISM interaction

C J Wareing, arXiv:0910.2200 [ps, pdf, other]

Comments: Review paper accepted to PASA. 8 pages, 5 figures. High resolution images available from the author

Stellar Feedback in Molecular Clouds and its Influence on the Mass Function of Young Star Clusters
S. Michael Fall, Mark R. Krumholz, Christopher D. Matzner, arXiv:0910.2238 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 5 pages, 2 figures, emulateapj format, submitted to ApJL

Typing Supernova Remnants Using X-ray Line Emission Morphologies
Laura A. Lopez, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Carles Badenes, Daniela Huppenkothen, Tesla E. Jeltema, David A. Pooley, arXiv:0910.3208 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 4 pages, 1 figure, accepted for publication in ApJL

Line-of-sight Shell Structure of the Cygnus Loop
Hiroyuki Uchida, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Satoru Katsuda, Masashi Kimura, Hiroko Kosugi, Hiroaki Takahashi, arXiv:0910.3731 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 8 pages, 7 figures, accepted for publication in ApJ
Journal-ref: Astrophysical Journal 705 (2009) 1152-1159


FISH: A 3D parallel MHD code for astrophysical applications
R. Kaeppeli, S. C. Whitehouse, S. Scheidegger, U.-L. Pen, M. Liebendoerfer, arXiv:0910.2854 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 27 pages, 11 figures Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Dustin Lang, David W. Hogg, Keir Mierle, Michael Blanton, Sam Roweis, arXiv:0910.2233 [pdf, other]
Comments: submitted to AJ

A very cool idea!

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