Estimating black hole masses in triaxial galaxies

@article{Bosch2010EstimatingBH,
  title={Estimating black hole masses in triaxial galaxies},
  author={R. V. D. Bosch and P. T. D. Z. M. Observatory and S. Leiden and Eso},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={401},
  pages={1770-1780}
}
  • R. V. D. Bosch, P. T. D. Z. M. Observatory, +1 author Eso
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Most of the supermassive black hole mass (M • ) estimates based on stellar kinematics use the assumption that galaxies are axisymmetric oblate spheroids or spherical. Here, we use fully general triaxial orbit-based models to explore the effect of relaxing the axisymmetric assumption on the previously studied galaxies M32 and NGC 3379. We find that M32 can only be modelled accurately using an axisymmetric shape viewed nearly edge-on, and our black hole mass estimate is identical to previous… CONTINUE READING
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