Is the black hole in NGC 1277 really overmassive

@article{Emsellem2013IsTB,
  title={Is the black hole in NGC 1277 really overmassive},
  author={Eric Emsellem},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={433},
  pages={1862-1870}
}
  • E. Emsellem
  • Published 15 May 2013
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A claim has been made by van den Bosch et al. (2012) that NGC1277 hosts an over-massive BH with a mass larger than half its spheroid mass. We revisit this claim by examining the predictions from dynamical realisations based on new MGE models of NGC1277. We present realisations which fit the observed photometry. M/L is fixed following scaling relations which predict a Salpeter-like IMF. A model without a BH provides a surprisingly good fit of the observed kinematics outside the unresolved… 
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