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I'd like to welcome you to my homepage dedicated to my professional life as an observing astrophysicist. I work on the centers of nearby galaxies, trying to observe and understand the immediate surroundings of the supermassive black holes (SMBH) that lurk there. Many of these SMBH actively accrete material from their surroundings creating "bright fireworks" that can be observed all throughout the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Finally published: The subarcsecond mid-infrared view of local active galactic nuclei: I. The N- and Q-band imaging atlas

The AGN mid-infrared atlas is finally published!

The full paper including the appendix with all the object descriptions is available on arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.2770.


The tables can be accessed through CDShttp://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/VizieR?-source=J/MNRAS/439/1648.

The images, fits files, tables and object descriptions can be accessed through the Virtual Observatory  via GAVO (Topcat, Aladin etc.; ID: sasmirala). Original front-end: http://dc.g-vo.org/sasmirala.

Direct download of collections:

Please contact me in case of questions or comments! I am happy to give support to anyone who wants to use the data!