Wold, M. and Lacy, M. and Käufl, H. U. and Siebenmorgen, R. (2006) The nuclear regions of NGC 7582 from [Ne II] spectroscopy at 12.8 μm - an estimate of the black hole mass. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 460 (2). pp. 449-457. ISSN 0004-6361 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100319-111003924
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We present a high-resolution (R ≈ 16 000) spectrum and a narrow-band image centered on the [Ne ii]12.8 μm line of the central kpc region of the starburst/Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC 7582. The galaxy has a rotating circum-nuclear starburst disk, shown at great detail at a diffraction-limited resolution of 0."4 (≈40 pc). The high spatial resolution allows us to probe the dynamics of the [Ne ii] gas in the nuclear regions, and to estimate the mass of the central black hole. We construct models of gas disks rotating in the combined gravitational potential from the stellar bulge and a central black hole, and derive a black hole mass of 5.5 × 10^7 M_⊙ with a 95% confidence interval of [3.6, 8.1] × 10^7 M_⊙. The black hole mass combined with stellar velocity dispersion measurements from the literature shows that the galaxy is consistent with the local M_(BH-σ∗) relation. This is the first time that a black hole mass in a galaxy except our own Milky Way system has been estimated from gas dynamics in the mid-infrared. We show that spatially resolved mid-infrared spectroscopy can be competitive with similar techniques in the optical and near-infrared, and may prove to be important for estimating black hole masses in galaxies with strong nuclear dust obscuration. The high spectral resolution allows us to determine the heliocentric systemic velocity of the galaxy to between 1614 and 1634 km s^(−1). The mid-infrared image reveals several dense knots of dust-embedded star formation in the circum-nuclear disk, and we briefly discuss its morphology.
|Additional Information:||© ESO 2006. Received 9 May 2005. Accepted 10 August 2006. We are grateful to the VISIR Science Verification team at Paranal for performing the observations. M. Cappellari is acknowledged for making the MGE_FIT_SECTORS package publicly available, and G. Verdoes-Kleijn and E. Galliano are thanked for discussions. The referee is acknowledged for comments which helped improve the manuscript. NSO/Kitt Peak FTS data used here were produced by NSF/NOAO. This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.|
|Subject Keywords:||galaxies: individual: NGC 7582 -- galaxies: nuclei -- galaxies: starburst -- galaxies: Seyfert|
|Official Citation:||The nuclear regions of NGC 7582 from [Ne II] spectroscopy at 12.8 μm – an estimate of the black hole mass M. Wold, M. Lacy, H. U. Käufl and R. Siebenmorgen A&A 460 (2) 449-457 (2006) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20053385|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||22 Mar 2010 03:46|
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