# Supermassive black holes, pseudobulges, and the narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies

@article{Mathur2012SupermassiveBH,
title={Supermassive black holes, pseudobulges, and the narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies},
author={Smita Mathur and Dale L. Fields and Bradley M. Peterson and Dirk Grupe},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
year={2012},
volume={754},
pages={146}
}
• Published 2 February 2011
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We present Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) observations of 10 galaxies that host narrow-line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) nuclei, believed to contain relatively smaller mass black holes accreting at high Eddington ratios. We deconvolve each ACS image into a nuclear point source (AGN), a bulge, and a disk, and fitted the bulge with a Sersic profile and the disk with an exponential profile. We find that at least five galaxies can be classified as having pseudobulges. All 10 galaxies…

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