CORRELATION BETWEEN THE INFRARED AND OPTICAL VARIATIONS OF NGC 4151 IN 30 YEARS: CHANGE IN THE SIZES OF THE INFRARED SOURCEстатья

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[1] Correlation between the infrared and optical variations of ngc 4151 in 30 years: Change in the sizes of the infrared source / V. L. Oknyanskij, V. M. Lyuty, O. G. Taranova, V. I. Shenavrin // Astronomy Letters. — 1999. — Vol. 25, no. 8. — P. 483–492. The correlation between infrared and optical nuclear variability of the Seyfert galaxy NGC4151 is analyzed by using partly published photometric monitoring data for the last 30 years. A cross-correlation analysis is performed both for the entire 30-year-long series and separately for the two states of high nuclear activity in 1969-1980 (cycle A) and in 1990-1998 (cycle B). The lag between the infrared variability (the K band, 2.2 micrometers) and the optical variability (the U band, 0.36 micrometers) in cycle B was found to be Delta t = 35 +/- 8 days, which is approximately twice that in cycle A (Delta t = 18 +/- 6 days). The increase in lag correlates with an increase in optical luminosity. The lag for cycle B was found to depend on wavelength: Delta t = 6 and 8 days in J (1.25 micrometers) and H (1.6 micrometers), respectively, while in L (3.5 micrometers) Delta t = 97 days, which is almost a factor of 3 larger than that in K. The K and L emission is interpreted as thermal dust reradiation of the ultraviolet emission from a region close to the central source. Numerical simulations lead us to conclude that an emission-line region in the shape of a thin ring (torus) seen nearly face-on is in better agreement with observational data than the model of a spherical layer or a torus with a large inclination to the line of sight. The effective torus radius depends on wavelength, which accounts for the larger lag in L than in K. The increase in lag during cycle B is attributable to an increase in nucleus luminosity, which was accompanied by partial sublimation of dust grains in a region closer to the center. The variable J and H emission is apparently determined not so much by dust radiation as by accretion disk (AD) radiation.

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