Infrared hot spots in the nucleus of NGC 253 Academic Article uri icon


  • Near-infrared observations of the starburst galaxy NGC 253 using a large-format array and high spatial sampling show four knots of enhanced emission (hot spots) in the nuclear region. We find that each hot spot may correspond spatially to a compact radio knot. We discuss several possible origins of these hot spots and suggest observational tests of the possibilities.

published proceedings

  • The Astrophysical Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Forbes, D. A., Ward, M. J., & Depoy, D. L.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Forbes, Duncan A||Ward, Martin J||Depoy, DL

publication date

  • October 1991