Reverberation Mapping and Implications for Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies
B. Peterson* and E. Dalla Bontà
December 13, 2018
December 21, 2018
Reverberation mapping is the principal method for determining the masses of the central black holes that power active galactic nuclei (AGNs). We discuss the importance of using line dispersion as opposed to full-width at half maximum (FWHM) as the line-width measure in computing AGN black hole masses to avoid biasing (stretching) the AGN black hole mass scale. We argue that narrow-line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) galaxies are, for the most part, the low-luminosity extremes of a class of objects that should be defined by accretion rate rather than simply by line width.
How to cite
Metadata are provided both in "article" format (very similar to INSPIRE) as this helps creating
very compact bibliographies which can be beneficial to authors and
readers, and in "proceeding" format
which is more detailed and complete.