We show that high quality laser guide star (LGS) adaptive optics (AO) observations of nearby early-type galaxies are possible when the tip-tilt correction is done by guiding on nuclei while the focus compensation due to the changing distance to the sodium layer is made 'open loop'. We achieve corrections such that 40% of flux comes from R<0.2 arcsec. To measure a black hole mass (Mbh) one needs integral field observations of both high spatial resolution and large field of view. With these ...Expand abstract
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4 pages, 2 figures, LaTeX. To appear in "Hunting for the Dark: The
Hidden Side of Galaxy Formation", Malta, 19-23 Oct. 2009, eds. V.P.
Debattista and C.C. Popescu, AIP Conf. Ser., in press