Testing mass determinations of supermassive black holes via stellar kinematics

Michele Cappellari*, Richard M. McDermid, R. Bacon, Roger L. Davies, P. T. De Zeeuw, Eric Emsellem, Jesús Falcón-Barroso, Davor Krajnović, Harald Kuntschner, Reynier F. Peletier, Marc Sarzi, R. C E Van Den Bosch, Glenn Van De Ven

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Abstract

We investigate the accuracy of mass determinations MBH of supermassive black holes in galaxies using dynamical models of the stellar kinematics. We compare 10 of our MBH measurements, using integral-field OASIS kinematics, to published values. For a sample of 25 galaxies we confront our new MBH derived using two modeling methods on the same OASIS data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHunting for the Dark: The Hidden Side of Galaxy Formation - Proceedings of the International Conference
EditorsVictor P. Debattista, Cristina C. Popescu
Place of PublicationMelville, NY
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages211-214
Number of pages4
Volume1240
ISBN (Print)9780735407862
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference "Hunting for the Dark: The Hidden Side of Galaxy Formation" - Qawra, Malta
Duration: 19 Oct 200923 Oct 2009

Other

OtherInternational Conference "Hunting for the Dark: The Hidden Side of Galaxy Formation"
CountryMalta
CityQawra
Period19/10/0923/10/09

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