Session 4: Our Galaxy and other galaxies

Title: The fueling of Active Galactic Nuclei. A morphological comparison between AGN and normal galaxies using HST data.
Author(s): E. Xilouris, I. Papadakis (Poster)

We have initiated a project to study the fueling mechanism of these objects. We use several techniques like unsharp masking, ellipse fitting and color maps in order to detect morphological signatures within a kiloparsec scale around the nucleus. A direct comparison of the inner morphology between AGN and normal galaxies is being made for the first time.