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The mass of the black hole in Centaurus A from SINFONI AO-assisted integral-field observations of stellar kinematics

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We present a determination of the mass of the supermassive black hole (BH) and the nuclear stellar orbital distribution of the elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (Cen A) (NGC 5128) using high-resolution integral-field observations of the stellar kinematics. The observations were obtained with SINFONI (Spectrograph for INtegral Field Observations in the Near Infrared) at the European Southern Observatory Very Large Telescope in the near-infrared (IR) (K band), using adaptive optics (AO) to correct ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
Neumayer, N More by this author
Reunanen, J More by this author
van der Werf, PP More by this author
de Zeeuw, PT More by this author
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Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
394
Issue:
2
Pages:
660-674
Publication date:
2009-04-01
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:979fa5c8-4bb3-4d02-bcd0-0d68602370a8
Source identifiers:
5731
Local pid:
pubs:5731

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