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Spectroscopic evidence for a supermassive black hole in NGC 4486B

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The stellar kinematics of the low-luminosity elliptical galaxy NGC 4486B have been measured in seeing σ* = 0″.22 with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and Subarcsecond Imaging Spectrograph. Lauer and collaborators have shown that NGC 4486B is similar to M31 in having a double nucleus. Here we show that it also resembles M31 in its kinematics. Like M31, NGC 4486B rotates fairly rapidly near the center (V = 76 ± 7 km s-1 at 0″.6) but more slowly farther out (V ≃ 20 ± 6 km s-1 at r ≃ 4″). Also...

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10.1086/310720

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
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ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL More from this journal
Volume:
482
Issue:
2
Pages:
L139-and
Publication date:
1997-06-20
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EISSN:
1538-4357
ISSN:
0004-637X
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pubs:30099
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uuid:8c830a97-79e0-40ef-bf20-7e80b7a5d06f
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pubs:30099
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30099
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2012-12-19

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