The first ultraviolet spectropolarimetric study of NGC 1068
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.
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Code, A., Meade, M., Anderson, C., Nordsieck, K., Clayton, G., Whitney, B., Magalhães, A., Babler, B., Bjorkman, K., Schulte-Ladbeck, R., & Taylor, M. (1993). The first ultraviolet spectropolarimetric study of NGC 1068. Astrophysical Journal, 403 (2 PART 2) https://doi.org/10.1086/186722