The Mass of the Central Black Hole in the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 3783

Дата и время публикации : 2002-02-20T21:59:03Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Christopher A. Onken (The Ohio State University)
Bradley M. Peterson (The Ohio State University)

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Коментарии к статье: 19 pages, 6 figures, accepted for publication in ApJ
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Краткий обзор статьи: Improved analysis of ultraviolet and optical monitoring data on the Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 3783 provides evidence for the existence of a supermassive, (8.7+/-1.1)x10^6 M_sun, black hole in this galaxy. By using recalibrated spectra from the International Ultraviolet Explorer satellite and ground-based optical data, as well as refined techniques of reverberation mapping analysis, we have reduced the statistical uncertainties in the response of the emission lines to variations in the ionizing continuum. The different time lags in the emission line responses indicate a stratification in the ionization structure of the broad-line region and are consistent with the virial relationship suggested by the analysis of similar active galaxies.

Category: Physics