[1001.3233] Testing Mass Determinations of Supermassive Black Holes via Stellar Kinematics

Authors: Michele Cappellari, Richard M. McDermid, R. Bacon, Roger L. Davies, P. T. de Zeeuw, Eric Emsellem, Jesus Falcon-Barroso, Davor Krajnovic, Harald Kuntschner, Reynier F. Peletier, Marc Sarzi, Remco C. E. van den Bosch, Glenn van de Ven

Date: 19 Jan 2010

Abstract: We investigate the accuracy of mass determinations M_BH of supermassive black holes in galaxies using dynamical models of the stellar kinematics. We compare 10 of our M_BH measurements, using integral-field OASIS kinematics, to published values. For a sample of 25 galaxies we confront our new M_BH derived using two modeling methods on the same OASIS data.

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