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Paper: The Mass of the Black Hole in NGC 4593 Using Reverberation Mapping
Volume: 373, The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei
Page: 23
Authors: Denney, K.D.; Bentz, M.C.; Peterson, B.M.; Pogge, R.W.
Abstract: We present new observations leading to an improved black hole mass estimate for the Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 4593 as part of a reverberation mapping campaign conducted at the MDM Observatory, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, and with the MAGNUM telescope at Haleakala Observatories. Cross-correlation analysis of the Hβ emission-line light curve with the optical continuum light curve reveals an emission-line time delay of τcent = 3.73 0.75 days. By combining this time delay with the Hβ line width, we derive a central black hole mass of MBH = (9.8 2.1) 106M, an improvement in precision of a factor of several over past results.
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