THE M •-σ* RELATION DERIVED FROM SPHERE OF INFLUENCE ARGUMENTS

@article{Batcheldor2010THEM,
  title={THE M •-$\sigma$* RELATION DERIVED FROM SPHERE OF INFLUENCE ARGUMENTS},
  author={Dan Batcheldor},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={711}
}
  • D. Batcheldor
  • Published 8 February 2010
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
The observed relation between supermassive black hole (SMBH) mass (M •) and bulge stellar velocity dispersion (σ*) is described by log M • = α + βlog(σ*/200 km s-1). As this relation has important implications for models of galaxy and SMBH formation and evolution, there continues to be great interest in adding to the M • catalog. The "sphere of influence" (ri ) argument uses spatial resolution to exclude some M • estimates and pre-select additional galaxies for further SMBH studies. This Letter… Expand

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