DJp.2.11 — A Comparative Analysis of the Distribution and Kinematics of Nuclear Stars in Seyfert 1s versus Seyfert 2s

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Aug 10th at 6:00 PM until 6:00 PM

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Author(s): Peter A Erickson1, Erin Kathleen Strobel Hicks1

Institution(s): 1. University of Alaska Anchorage

The stars within the central few hundred parsecs in a sample of 40 Seyfert galaxies have been measured down to scales of 5-10 parsecs as part of the Keck OSIRIS Nearby AGN (KONA) survey. First results from the analysis of the azimuthally averaged stellar distribution and kinematics will be presented. As found in earlier studies of smaller samples, the Seyfert galaxies in this sample have a thick nuclear rotating stellar disk. A comparative analysis of the properties of these stellar disks in the Seyfert 1 and Seyfert 2 subsamples will be presented.