Black hole-bulge relations of megamaser galaxies

Jenny E. Greene, Chien Y. Peng, Cheng Yu Kuo, James A. Braatz

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We present measurements of stellar velocity dispersion (σ*) and bulge luminosity for nine galaxies with dynamical black hole (BH) mass measurements from megamasers. With BH masses of ∼107 M , these ∼L* spiral galaxies open a new window on BH-bulge scaling relations at low mass and in spiral galaxies. We show preliminary evidence that BH-bulge scaling relations do not extend in a straighforward manner into the lower-mass regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHunting for the Dark
Subtitle of host publicationThe Hidden Side of Galaxy Formation - Proceedings of the International Conference
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference "Hunting for the Dark: The Hidden Side of Galaxy Formation" - Qawra, Malta
Duration: Oct 19 2009Oct 23 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherInternational Conference "Hunting for the Dark: The Hidden Side of Galaxy Formation"

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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