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NGC4051/Gorjian

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IRAC Monitoring of NGC 4051 for Interday Variability: Using the Spitzer Space Telescope for a 10 day infrared monitoring of the region around the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy NGC 4051 to help determine the dust distribution around it.

Abstract

We will be observing the Seyfert 1.5 NGC 4051 on a daily basis for approximately 10 days for signs of variability at 3.6 and 5.8 microns. NGC 4051 has previously shown variability on this timescale at 2.2 microns. Based on the difference in variability at 3.6 and 5.8 microns limits can be placed on the dust distribution at the nucleus of the AGN.





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Ms. Kareen Borders

Key Peninsula Middle School, Lakebay, Washington


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Ms. Susan Kelly

Shepaug Valley High School, Washington, Connecticut


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Mr. Christopher Martin

Howenstine High Magnet High School, Tucson, Arizona


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Mr. Jeff Paradis

Rush-Henrietta Senior High School, Henrietta, New York


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Dr. Vincent Pereira

Freeport Public Schools, Freeport, New York New Explorations into Science, Technology, and Math, New York, New York


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Mr. Peter Pitman

White Bear Lake High School, White Bear Lake, Minnesota


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