The WiFeS S7 AGN survey: Current status and recent results on NGC 6300

J. Scharwächter*, M. A. Dopita, P. Shastri, R. Davies, L. Kewley, E. Hampton, R. Sutherland, P. Kharb, J. Jose, H. Bhatt, S. Ramya, C. Jin, J. Banfield, I. Zaw, S. Juneau, B. James, S. Srivastava

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    The Siding Spring Southern Seyfert Spectroscopic Snapshot Survey (S7) is a targeted survey probing the narrow-line regions (NLRs) of a representative sample of ~140 nearby (z < 0:02) Seyfert galaxies by means of optical integral field spectroscopy. The survey is based on a homogeneous data set observed using the Wide Field Spectrograph WiFeS. The data provide a 25 × 38 arcsec2 field-ofview around the galaxy centre at typically ~1.5 arcsec spatial resolution and cover a wavelength range between ~3,400–7,100Å at spectral resolutions of ~100km s-1 and ~50km s-1 in the blue and red parts, respectively. The survey is primarily designed to study gas excitation and star formation around AGN, with a special focus on the shape of the AGN ionising continuum, the interaction between radio jets and the NLR gas, and the nature of nuclear LINER emission. We provide an overview of the current status of S7-based results and present new results for NGC 6300.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Universe of Digital Sky Surveys - A Meeting to Honour the 70th Birthday of Massimo Capaccioli
    EditorsGiuseppe Longo, Maurizio Paolillo, Nicola R. Napolitano, Marcella Marconi, Enrichetta Iodice
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9783319193298
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014 - Naples, Italy
    Duration: 25 Nov 201428 Nov 2014

    Publication series

    NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
    ISSN (Print)1570-6591
    ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605


    ConferenceConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014


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