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Fig. 4


Velocity pattern of the nuclear star-forming disc. Panel a: pv diagram of the ionised gas kinematics of all pixels within the central 2 kpc. It shows a nice rotational pattern with zero velocity along the minor axis. The velocity profile along the major axis from the DISKFIT model is shown as the solid line. Panel b: inclination-corrected velocity curve derived from aperture fittings using DISKFIT. The curve flattens around 1.25 kpc from the centre of the disc, at a circular velocity of vcirc = 229 ± 45km s−1. We attribute the fall off at large radii to noise. The intersecting dotted black lines indicate the point from which the dynamical mass of the disc is calculated, as discussed in the text.

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