Active galaxies and their imp ortance: results from imaging them in the UV

Prajval Shastri*
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore 560 034, India

Abstract. The current phenomenology of active galaxies is briefly outlined. Their significance in the larger context of galaxy formation and evolution is de- scribed. Recent ultraviolet imaging results are then summarized in the context of exploring the potential of TAUVEX in furthering AGN investigations.

Keywords: galaxies: active - galaxies: general - galaxies: evolution

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