Reverberation mapping of the Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 7469

B.M. Peterson, C.J. Grier, K. Horne, R.W. Pogge, M.C. Bentz, G. De Rosa, K.D. Denney, P. Martini, S.G. Sergeev, S. Kaspi, T. Minezaki, Y. Zu, C.S. Kochanek, R.J. Siverd, B. Shappee, C. Araya Salvo, T.G. Beatty, J.C. Bird, D.J. Bord, G.A. BormanX. Che, C.-T. Chen, S.A. Cohen, M. Dietrich, V.T. Doroshenko, T. Drake, Y.S. Efimov, N. Free, I. Ginsburg, C.B. Henderson, A.L. King, S. Koshida, K. Mogren, M. Molina, A.M. Mosquera, K. Motohara, S.V. Nazarov, D.N. Okhmat, O. Pejcha, S. Rafter, J.C. Shields, D.M. Skowron, J. Skowron, M. Valluri, J.L. Van Saders, Y. Yoshii

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A large reverberation-mapping study of the Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 7469 has yielded emission-line lags for Hβ λ4861 and He II λ4686 and a central black hole mass measurement M ≈ 1 × 10 M, consistent with previous measurements. A very low level of variability during the monitoring campaign precluded meeting our original goal of recovering velocity-delay maps from the data, but with the new Hβ measurement, NGC 7469 is no longer an outlier in the relationship between the size of the Hβ-emitting broad-line region and the luminosity of the active galactic nucleus. It was necessary to detrend the continuum and Hβ and He II λ4686 line light curves and those from archival UV data for different time-series analysis methods to yield consistent results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2014


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