Florian Peißker

Florian Peißker
University of Cologne | UOC · I. Institute of Physics

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Publications (40)
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The ongoing monitoring of the Galactic center and Sgr A*, the central supermassive black hole, produces surprising and unexpected findings. This goes hand in hand with the technical evolution of ground- and space-based telescopes and instruments, but also with the progression of image filter techniques such as the Lucy–Richardson algorithm. As we c...
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Mid-Infrared (MIR) images of the Galactic center show extended gas and dust features along with bright IRS sources. Some of these dust features are a part of ionized clumpy streamers orbiting Sgr~A*, known as the mini-spiral. We present their proper motions over 12 year time period and report their flux densities in $N$-band filters {and derive the...
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The observations of the near-infrared excess object G2/DSO induced an increased attention towards the Galactic center and its vicinity. The predicted flaring event in 2014 and the outcome of the intense monitoring of the supermassive black hole in the center of our Galaxy did not fulfill all predictions about a significantly enhanced accretion even...
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Observations of the near-infrared excess object G2/DSO increased attention toward the Galactic center and its vicinity. The predicted flaring event in 2014 and the outcome of the intense monitoring of the supermassive black hole in the center of our Galaxy did not fulfill all predictions about a significantly enhanced accretion event. Subsequent ob...
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Given the increased attention towards the detection of faint stars in the Galactic center, we would like to address the detectability of S62 in its apoapsis with SINFONI (VLT) and NIRC2 (KECK) in this work. Because of the nearby stars and the chance of confusion, we are using Lucy-Richardson deconvolved images to detect S62 on its Keplerian orbit a...
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Several publications highlight the importance of the observations of bow shocks to learn more about the surrounding interstellar medium and radiation field. We revisit the most prominent dusty and gaseous bow shock source, X7, close to the supermassive black hole, Sgr A*, using multiwavelength analysis. For the purpose of this study, we use Spectro...
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Several publications highlight the importance of the observations of bow shocks to learn more about the surrounding interstellar medium and radiation field. We revisit the most prominent dusty and gaseous bow shock source, X7, close to the supermassive black hole, Sgr~A*, using multiwavelength analysis. For the purpose of this study, we use SINFONI...
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We present high-pass filtered NACO and SINFONI images of the newly discovered stars S4711-S4715 between 2004 and 2016. Our deep H+K-band (SINFONI) and K-band (NACO) data show the S-cluster star S4711 on a highly eccentric trajectory around Sgr A∗ with an orbital period of 7.6 yr and a periapse distance of 144 au to the supermassive black hole (SMBH...
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We present high-pass filtered NACO and SINFONI images of the newly discovered stars S4711-S4715 between 2004 and 2016. Our deep H+K-band (SINFONI) and K-band (NACO) data show the S-cluster star S4711 on a highly eccentric trajectory around Sgr~A* with an orbital period of 7.6 years and a periapse distance of 144 AU to the super massive black hole (...
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We analyze the gas and dust emission in the immediate vicinity of the supermassive black hole Sgr~A* at the Galactic center (GC) with the ESO VLT (Paranal/Chile) instruments SINFONI and VISIR. The SINFONI H+K data cubes show several emission lines with related line map counterparts. From these lines, the Br$\gamma$ emission is the most prominent on...
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We observe the S-cluster star S62 on its Keplerian orbit around the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy, SgrA*. The orbital time period of S62 around SgrA* is 9.9 years. We derive its mass to be around 2 M_solar which is consistent with other members of the S-cluster. From the Lucy-Richardson deconvolved images, we determine a K-ban...
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Context. Several dusty infrared sources traced on their orbits around Sgr A* with SINFONI and NACO mounted at the VLT/Chile show near-infrared (NIR) excess and Doppler-shifted line emission. We investigate these sources in order to clarify their nature and compare their relationship to other observed NIR objects close to Sgr A*. Aims. Using SINFONI...
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We trace several dusty infrared sources on their orbit around the supermassive black hole (SMBH) SgrA* in the center of our galaxy. We give an overview of known and unknown sources in the direct vicinity of our SMBH in a radius of around 0.04pc. For that, we are using NACO (K- and L'-band) and SINFONI (H+K-band) data (VLT, Chile/Paranal) between 20...
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Context . We find an extended source in the direct vicinity of Sgr A* with an approximate projected mean distance of 425 ± 26 mas. Its sky-projected elongated shape can be described by an averaged spatial extension of x = 110 ± 20 mas and y = 180 ± 20 mas. With this, the observed object points in the analyzed SINFONI data sets between 2006 and 2016...
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Here we present a new bowshock blue-shifted source in the close vicinity of Sgr A* that we name X8. We use data-sets that are based on SINFONI observations with the Very Large Telescope. We can trace the source between 2006 and 2016 in the blue-shifted line maps and it shows not only positional similarities to X7 but also the same spectral footprin...
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We report on the nature of prominent sources of light and shadow in the Galactic Center. With respect to the Bremsstrahlung X-ray emission of the hot plasma in that region the Galactic Center casts a 'shadow'. The 'shadow' is caused by the Circum Nuclear Disk that surrounds SgrA* at a distance of about 1 to 2 parsec. This detection allows us to do...
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The Galactic Center is the closest galactic nucleus that allows us to determine the multi-frequency behavior of the supermassive black hole counterpart Sagittarius A* in great detail. We put SgrA*, as a nucleus with weak activity, into the context of nearby low luminosity nuclei. Possible hints for galaxy evolution of these sources across the [NII]...
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Bright Active Galactic Nuclei are powered by accretion of mass onto the super massive black holes at the centers of the host galaxies. For fainter objects star formation may significantly contribute to the luminosity. We summarize experimental indicators of the accretion processes in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), i.e., observable activity indicator...
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The Galactic Center is the closest galactic nucleus that can be studied with unprecedented angular resolution and sensitivity. We summarize recent basic observational results on Sagittarius A* and the conditions for star formation in the central stellar cluster. We cover results from the radio, infrared, and X-ray domain and include results from si...
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The Dusty S-cluster Object (DSO/G2) orbiting the supermassive black hole (Sgr A*) in the Galactic centre has been monitored in both near-infrared continuum and line emission. There has been a dispute about the character and the compactness of the object: interpreting it as either a gas cloud or a dust-enshrouded star. A recent analysis of polarimet...
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A peculiar source in the Galactic center known as the Dusty S-cluster Object (DSO/G2) moves on a highly eccentric orbit around the supermassive black hole with the pericenter passage in the spring of 2014. Its nature has been uncertain mainly because of the lack of any information about its intrinsic geometry. For the first time, we use near-infrar...
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We investigate an infrared-excess source called G2 or Dusty S-cluster Object (DSO) moving on a highly eccentric orbit around the Galaxy's central black hole, Sgr A*. We use, for the first time, near-infrared polarimetric imaging data to determine the nature and the properties of the DSO, and obtain an improved K_s-band identification of this source...
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Near-infrared observations reveal several infrared-excess sources near the Galactic Centre with emission lines present in their spectra. One of these objects, DSO/G2, which moves around the supermassive black hole (Sgr A*) on a highly eccentric orbit, passed the pericentre at approximately 160 AU in 2014. It remained compact, which implies that at...
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The compact radio and near-infrared (NIR) source Sagittarius A* has been observed in the context of two NIR triggered global VLT and VLBA campaigns at 43 GHz (7 mm) on May 16-18 2012 and October 4 2014. While on October 4 2014 Sgr A* remained in a quiescent state, a NIR flare on May 17 2012 is accompanied by an increase in flux density of 0.22 Jy a...
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The supermassive black hole Sgr A* is located at the Milky Way center. We studied its flaring activity close to the DSO/G2 pericenter passage to constrain the physical properties and origin of the flares. Simultaneous/coordinated observations were made in 2014 Feb-Apr with XMM-Newton, HST/WFC3, VLT/SINFONI, VLA and CARMA. We detected 2 X-ray and 3...
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We monitored the Dusty S-cluster object (DSO/G2) during its closest approach to the Galactic Center supermassive black hole in 2014 with ESO VLT/SINFONI. We report on our findings, i.e. ionized-hydrogen emission from the DSO that remains spatially compact before and after the peribothron passage. The detection of DSO/G2 object as a compact single-p...
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We summarize basic observational results on Sagittarius~A* obtained from the radio, infrared and X-ray domain. Infrared observations have revealed that a dusty S-cluster object (DSO/G2) passes by SgrA*, the central super-massive black hole of the Milky Way. It is still expected that this event will give rise to exceptionally intense activity in the...
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We analyse and report in detail new near-infrared (1.45 - 2.45 microns) observations of the Dusty S-cluster Object (DSO/G2) during its approach to the black hole at the center of the Galaxy that were carried out with ESO VLT/SINFONI between February and September 2014. Before May 2014 we detect spatially compact Br and Pa� line emission from the DS...

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