ESTIMATING BLACK HOLE MASSES IN HUNDREDS OF QUASARS

@article{Hernitschek2014ESTIMATINGBH,
  title={ESTIMATING BLACK HOLE MASSES IN HUNDREDS OF QUASARS},
  author={Nina Hernitschek and Hans–Walter Rix and Jo Bovy and Eric Morganson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={801}
}
We explore the practical feasibility of active galactic nucleus (AGN) broadband reverberation mapping and present first results. We lay out and apply a rigorous approach for the stochastic reverberation mapping of unevenly sampled multi-broadband flux measurements, assuming that the broad-line region (BLR) line flux is contributing up to 15% in some bands, and is directly constrained by one spectroscopical epoch. The approach describes variations of the observed flux as the continuum, modeled… 

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