|2011, Institute of Astronomy 2F
Galactic and extra Galactic Astronomy, Infrared Astronomy
Study of the structure and radiation mechanism of Active Galactic Nuclei using flux variations and its application to observational cosmology
An Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) hosts a supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy, and converts its gravitational energy to enormous radiation, which reaches more than that of the galaxy itself. The angular size of AGNs is too small to be resolved by direct imaging technique, however, the structure and radiation mechanism can be studied by using flux variation of AGNs. We built a dedicated telescope for monitoring observation of AGNs, which is a robotic telescope and had been operated for 8 years.
galaxy, Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs), dust, cosmology, infrared, instrumentation, robotic telescope