Volume 575, March 2015
|Number of page(s)||15|
|Published online||11 March 2015|
A low-luminosity type-1 QSO sample
II. Tracing circumnuclear star formation in HE 1029-1831 with SINFONI⋆
1 I. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicher Str. 77, 50937 Köln, Germany
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
3 LERMA (CNRS: UMR 8112), Observatoire de Paris, 61 Av. de l’Observatoire, 75014 Paris, France
4 European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching b. München, Germany
5 Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique (IRAM), 300 rue de la Piscine, Domaine Universitaire de Grenoble, 38406 St. Martin d’ Hères, France
Received: 3 November 2014
Accepted: 19 December 2014
Circumnuclear star formation and active galactic nucleus (AGN) feedback is believed to play a critical role in galaxy evolution. The low-luminosity quasi-stellar object (LLQSO) sample that contains 99 of the closest AGN with redshift z ≤ 0.06 fills the gap between the local AGN population and high-redshift QSOs that is essential to understand the AGN evolution with redshift. In this paper, we present the results of the near-infrared H- and K- integral field spectroscopy of the inner kiloparsecs of the LLQSO HE 1029-1831 with SINFONI. Line maps show that ionized hydrogen gas is located in spiral arms within the stellar bar and in a circumnuclear ring. Line fluxes and diagnostic line ratios indicate recent or ongoing star formation in the circumnuclear region and the presence of young and intermediate-age stellar populations in the bulge. In particular, we find traces of an intense starburst in the circumnuclear region that has begun around 100 Myr ago but has declined to a fraction of the maximum intensity now. We estimate the dynamical bulge mass and find that the galaxy follows published MBH − Mbulge relations. However, bulge-disk decomposition of the K-band image with Budda reveals that HE 1029-1831 does not follow the MBH − Lbulge relations of inactive galaxies. We conclude that the deviation from MBH − Lbulge relations of inactive galaxies in this source is instead caused by young stellar populations and not by an undermassive black hole.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: Seyfert / galaxies: individual: HE 1029-1831
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