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The black hole mass of NGC 4151. II. Stellar dynamical measurement from near-infrared integral field spectroscopy

Onken, Christopher; Valluri, Monica; Brown, Jonathan S; McGregor, Peter; Peterson, Bradley M; Bentz, Misty C; Ferrarese, Laura; Pogge, R W; Vestergaard, Marianne; Storchi-Bergmann, Thaisa; Riffel, Rogemar A


We present a revised measurement of the mass of the central black hole (M BH) in the Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 4151. The new stellar dynamical mass measurement is derived by applying an axisymmetric orbit-superposition code to near-infrared integral field data obtained using adaptive optics with the Gemini Near-infrared Integral Field Spectrograph (NIFS). When our models attempt to fit both the NIFS kinematics and additional low spatial resolution kinematics, our results depend sensitively on how χ2...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/791/1/37


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