NGC 1266 as a local candidate for rapid cessation of star formation

Katherine Alatalo, Kristina Nyland, Genevieve Graves, Susana Deustua, Kristen Shapiro Griffin, Pierre-Alain Duc, Michele Cappellari, Richard M. McDermid, Timothy A. Davis, Alison F. Crocker, Lisa M. Young, Philip Chang, Nicholas Scott, Sabrina L. Cales, Estelle Bayet, Leo Blitz, Maxime Bois, Frédéric Bournaud, Martin Bureau, Roger L. DaviesP. T. de Zeeuw, Eric Emsellem, Sadegh Khochfar, Davor Krajnović, Harald Kuntschner, Raffaella Morganti, Thorsten Naab, Tom Oosterloo, Marc Sarzi, Paolo Serra, Anne-Marie Weijmans

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We present new Spectrographic Areal Unit for Research on Optical Nebulae (SAURON) integral-field spectroscopy and Swift Ultraviolet Optical Telescope (UVOT) observations of molecular outflow host galaxy NGC 1266 that indicate NGC 1266 has experienced a rapid cessation of star formation. Both the SAURON maps of stellar population age and the Swift UVOT observations demonstrate the presence of young (~ 1 Gyr by cyclically injecting turbulent energy into the dense molecular gas via a radio jet, inhibiting star formation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number186
Number of pages10
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2013


  • Galaxies: active
  • Galaxies: evolution
  • Galaxies: individual: NGC 1266


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