MULTIWAVELENGTH MONITORING OF THE DWARF SEYFERT 1 GALAXY NGC 4395. I. A REVERBERATION-BASED MEASUREMENT OF THE BLACK HOLE MASS

@article{Peterson2005MULTIWAVELENGTHMO,
  title={MULTIWAVELENGTH MONITORING OF THE DWARF SEYFERT 1 GALAXY NGC 4395. I. A REVERBERATION-BASED MEASUREMENT OF THE BLACK HOLE MASS},
  author={B. Peterson and M. Bentz and L. Desroches and A. Filippenko and L. Ho and S. Kaspi and A. Laor and D. Maoz and E. Mor{\'a}n and R. Pogge and A. Quillen},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={632},
  pages={799-808}
}
  • B. Peterson, M. Bentz, +8 authors A. Quillen
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • A reverberation-mapping program on NGC 4395, the least luminous known Seyfert 1 galaxy, undertaken with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope yields a measurement of the mass of the central black hole MBH = (3.6 ± 1.1) × 105 M☉. The observations consist of two visits of five orbits each, in 2004 April and July. During each of these visits, the UV continuum varied by at least 10% (rms), and only C IV λ1549 showed corresponding variations large enough to reliably… CONTINUE READING
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