Title

The first ultraviolet spectropolarimetric study of NGC 1068

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-1993

Abstract

We present the first ultraviolet spectropolarimetric observations of the Type 2 Seyfert galaxy NGC 1068 obtained by the Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE). In this communication we discuss the continuum polarization in the ultraviolet. Shortward of 2500 Å the polarization becomes constant at 16% at a position angle of 112°. This is in general agreement with the 1983 prediction of Miller and Antonucci and their thick torus model, in which a hidden Type 1 Seyfert nucleus is seen in light scattered by electrons outside the obscured nuclei.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Astrophysical Journal

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