Exploring Low Mass Galaxies at Different Wavelengths


  • Thomas Johnson University of Portsmouth




Active Galactic Nuclei, AGN, Black Hole, Super Massive Black Hole, MaNGA, WISE, Optical, Infrared, BPT


We create a sample of potential AGN hosting dwarf galaxies from the MaNGA survey and AllWISE database for a redshift up to z 0.15. We select our sample with optical data obtained from the MaNGA survey then match these galaxies to sources in the AllWISE database, through a 10 arcsecond diameter search based on the right ascension and declination of our targets, to obtain infrared data. We find 141 likely potential AGN hosting galaxies from optical BPT analysis and 17 potential hosts from IR colour-colour analysis. We have compiled a list of galaxies for further analysis in other AGN indicating wavelengths, like radio and X-ray.


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How to Cite

Johnson, T. (2023). Exploring Low Mass Galaxies at Different Wavelengths. Emerging Minds Journal for Student Research, 1, 120–132. https://doi.org/10.59973/emjsr.31