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NGC 4395

Observation data ( J2000 epoch )
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right ascension12 h 25 m 48.9 s
Declination+33 32 48
Redshift319 1 km/ s
Distance~14 million light-years
Apparent magnitude (V)10.6
Characteristics
TypeSA(s)m
Size50,000 ly (diameter)
Apparent size (V)13.2 11.0

Mass Of Smallest Black Hole Known To Exist At Centre Of Active Galaxy Has Been Determined By International Team Of Astronomers, Who Argue That Their Result Is Best Direct Mass Measurement For Galaxy Of This Size. Researchers also say that their could provide important clues about how most massive black holes form. Black Hole Lies 14 Million Light-years Away In Spiral Galaxy NGC 4395, Which Has Active Galactic Nucleus That Glow With Radiation Produced By Matter Falling Into Black Hole. NGC 4395 is one of least luminous active galaxies know. This suggests that its black hole is relatively small compared to most other AGNs, which can harbour supermassive black holes with masses millions of times that of Sun. Previous attempts to measure mass of NGC 4395 black hole yielded results ranging from 1000-400 000 solar masses. One reason for differing results is that black hole is surrounded in sky by large star cluster, and two cannot be distinguished telescopically.

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Bulging correlations

It is suspected that almost all galaxies harbor supermassive black hole at their center. There are two popular scenarios to form such black holes. In first scenario, black holes are created as stellar remnants, most likely by heavy Population III stars. Second Option Is Scenario In Which Primordial Black Hole Seeds Form From Direct Collapse Of Gas Clouds Leading To 10 4-10 5 M Black Holes. Both scenarios would require period of rapid growth in order for seed black hole to produce massive quasars found at high redshifts. Due to subsequent growth of these seeds, both black hole formation scenarios predict high present-day occupation fractions and same black mass functions in high-mass galaxies. However, direct collapse scenario predicts much lower occupation fraction in low-mass galaxies than remnant scenario. Census of low-mass supermassive black holes in low-mass galaxies can thus provide important constraints on formation mechanisms of supermassive black holes in early universe. For high-mass galaxies, mass MBH appears to closely correlate with properties of bulge. Specifically, there is correlation between luminosity and mass of bulge, but strongest correlation was found to be between black hole mass and velocity dispersion of stars in bulge, M-relation. Tightness Of This Relationship Implies Some Physical Connection Between Evolution Of Bulges And MBHs. Compared with lack of MBH in M33, this leads to suggestion that black holes may be absent from pure disk systems. Presence Of Black Hole In NGC 4395 Defies This Expectation. Galaxy Is Classified As Sd Galaxy, Thus With Essentially No Bulge, But From Its Broad Nuclear Emission Lines, Has Been Observed To Contain Seyfert 1 Nucleus. Measurement of mass of Central black hole in NGC 4395 helps our understanding of CO-evolution of galaxies and black holes in multiple waysby adding to statistics of MBHs in low-mass galaxies and thus understanding M-relation and its scatter at low masses, by showing that MBHs can be present even in complete absence of bulge, and by exploring demographics of MBHs in spiral galaxies. Mass Of Black Hole In NGC 4395 Has Been Estimated By Variety Of Methods. Using reverberation mapping, et al. Estimate mass be M M. However, more recently, Edri et al. Estimate black hole mass using reverberation mapping to find M M; mass estimates are almost entirely due to modeling assumptions. Conversion of delay to black hole mass is based on virial factor dependent on broad-line region geometry. This virial factor is often calibrated by assuming that reverberation mapping black holes masses follow same M-relation as those in galaxies for which BH masses can be measured from stellar dynamics.

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Light or heavy seeds?

1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA 2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, 4129 Frederick Reines Hall, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-4575, USA 3 Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy, Konigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany 4 Sub-Department of Astrophysics, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH, UK 5 Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2HE, UK 6 Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China 7 Department of School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China 8 Department of Physics, California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2318, USA 9 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia 10 Australian Gemini Office, Australian Astronomical Observatory, PO Box 915, Sydney, NSW 1670, Australia Figure 4. Normalized probabilities mass-to-light ratios of single and composite stellar populations. SSP fits colors of our favorite structural model prefers relatively metal-poor and old population because old metal-rich populations underestimate emissions in bluest bands. Range Of M / L F814W For Composite Populations Is Broader Since Metal-rich Populations In Combination With Young Populations Can Now Also Fit Data. Although scale to common value for this likelihood of CSP fit is higher than that of SSP fit. CSP fits to colors of other two structural models are as green dot line and red dash-dot line. We also show histogram empirical mass-to-light ratios of M31 GCs in I band, based on data from Strader et al. And revise Bologna Catalogue. Figure 6. Same as Figure 1, but now for velocity and dispersion field. In bottom panels, we show horizontal cut through velocity and dispersion fields. Data are with black error bars, and model fields are shown with red dashed line. Although dispersion was not fit in our models, peak is reproduced at right magnitude. Note that we consider values for velocity dispersion km 1 to be unreliable. Figure 7. Results of dynamical models while photometric model B. Plots show likelihood of data for models with free inclination, M / L, and hole mass plot. Left: as function M / L and black hole mass, maximize for inclination. Right: as function of inclination black hole mass, maximize for M / L. Contours encompass models within 1 and 3 distances from best-fit model. Figure 9. Normalize NIRSPEC spectra of NGC 4395 nucleus and K3III star. Wavelength Of First CO Bandhead Is 2. 2935 M. We also show expected spectrum of nucleus based on modeling of K3III star for 65 percentage and 95 percentage AGN contribution and velocity dispersion of km s 1. AGN is clearly dominating spectrum.

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