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J/AJ/135/928         The black hole-bulge relationship             (Shen+, 2008)

The black hole-bulge relationship in luminous broad-line active galactic nuclei and host galaxies. Shen J., Vanden Berk D.E., Schneider D.P., Hall P.B. <Astron. J., 135, 928-946 (2008)> =2008AJ....135..928S
ADC_Keywords: Active gal. nuclei ; Magnitudes ; Redshifts ; Spectroscopy Keywords: galaxies: active - galaxies: bulges - galaxies: nuclei - quasars: general Abstract: We have measured the stellar velocity dispersions (σ*) and estimated the central black hole (BH) masses for over 900 broad-line active galactic nuclei (AGNs) observed with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The sample includes objects which have redshifts up to z=0.452, high-quality spectra, and host galaxy spectra dominated by an early-type (bulge) component. The AGN and host galaxy spectral components were decomposed using an eigenspectrum technique. The BH masses (MBH) were estimated from the AGN broad-line widths, and the velocity dispersions were measured from the stellar absorption spectra of the host galaxies. The range of black hole masses covered by the sample is approximately 106<MBH<109M. We find no significant evolution in the MBH* relation with redshift, up to z∼0.4, after controlling for possible dependences on other variables. Interested readers can contact the authors to obtain the eigenspectrum decomposition coefficients of our objects. Description: The broad-line AGNs used for this study were selected from the SDSS which use a dedicated 2.5m telescope and a pair of multi-object spectrographs. We define broad-line AGNs here to mean any extragalactic object with at least one spectroscopic emission line with a FWHM of at least 1000km/s, regardless of the object luminosity or morphology. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 138 960 Sample Properties
See also: J/ApJ/614/91 : Black hole mass and accretion rate of AGNs (Wu+, 2004) J/ApJ/613/682 : AGN central masses and broad-line region sizes (Peterson+ 2004) J/AJ/131/84 : AGNs and host galaxies information (Vanden Berk+, 2006) II/294 : The SDSS Photometric Catalog, Release 7 (Adelman-McCarthy+, 2009) http://www.sdss.org/ : SDSS Home Page Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 18 A18 --- SDSS Source identification (HHMMSS.ss+DDMMDD.s) 20- 25 F6.4 --- z Redshift 27- 32 F6.3 --- imag SDSS apparent i band magnitude 35- 39 F5.3 --- Hfrac [0/1] Host galaxy fractional flux contribution 41- 45 F5.2 deg phi Host galaxy classification angle (2) 47- 52 F6.3 --- S/N The i band spectroscopic signal-to-noise 56- 59 F4.1 --- S/N(H) Host galaxy S/N 61- 66 F6.2 mag gMAG Host galaxy absolute SDSS g band magnitude 68- 72 F5.2 [uW/nm] logL1 Host subtracted AGN monochromatic continuum luminosity at 5100 Angstroms (erg/s/Å) 74- 78 F5.2 [uW/nm] logL2 Host not subtracted AGN monochromatic continuum luminosity at 5100 Angstroms 80- 84 F5.1 km/s sigma ?=0 Stellar velocity dispersion uncorrected for finite fiber diameter 86- 90 F5.1 km/s Csigma ?=0 Corrected for finite fiber diameter stellar velocity dispersion 92- 95 F4.1 km/s e_sigma ?=0 Formal uncertainty in sigma 97-101 F5.2 10+3km/s FWHM.b ?=0 Hβ Full-Width at Half-Maximum 103-106 F4.2 10+3km/s e_FWHM.b ?=0 Formal uncertainty in FWHM-Hb 108-112 F5.2 10+3km/s FWHM.a ?=0 Hα Full-Width at Half-Maximum 114-117 F4.2 10+3km/s e_FWHM.a ?=0 Formal uncertainty in FWHM-Ha 120-123 F4.2 [solMass] logM ?=0 Log of the Black Hole mass 126-129 F4.2 [solMass] e_logM ?=0 Formal uncertainty in logM (1) 131 A1 --- f_logM [*] '*' if logM derived from FWHM(Hα). 133-138 F6.4 --- Lratio ?=0 Bolometric to Eddington luminosity ratio
Note (1): The uncertainties are formal uncertainties, actual uncertainties are probably dominated by systematics in broad-line region (BLR) geometry. Note (2): the galaxy classification angle φ is defined in Vanden Berk et al. (2006AJ....131...84V) and Yip (2004AJ....128..585Y); it must be in the range 0-15° for bulge-dominated galaxies.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Emmanuelle Perret [CDS] 25-Jun-2010
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