THE LOW END OF THE SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE MASS FUNCTION: CONSTRAINING THE MASS OF A NUCLEAR BLACK HOLE IN NGC 205

@inproceedings{Valluri2005THELE,
  title={THE LOW END OF THE SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE MASS FUNCTION: CONSTRAINING THE MASS OF A NUCLEAR BLACK HOLE IN NGC 205},
  author={Monica Valluri and Laura Ferrarese and David Merritt and Charles L. Joseph},
  year={2005}
}
Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images and spectra of the nucleated dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 205 are combined with 3-integral axisymmetric dynamical models to constrain the mass MBH of a putative nuclear black hole. This is only the second attempt, after M33, to use resolved stellar kinematics to search for a nuclear black hole with mass below 10 6 solar masses. We are unable to identify a best-fit value of MBH in NGC 205; however, the data impose a upper limit of 2.2×10 4 M⊙ (1σ confidence… Expand
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