Accession Number : ADA545333
Title : Are Narrow Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies Viewed Pole-on?
Descriptive Note : Conference paper
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Fischer, Travis C ; Crenshaw, D M ; Kraemer, S B ; Schmitt, H R
Report Date : Apr 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : Current attempts to dissect the inner workings of Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 galaxies (NLS1s) rely on the concept that narrow widths of their permitted lines are due to low central black hole masses resulting in high Eddington ratios. Could these narrow lines instead be due to a near pole-on orientation? We analyze spatially resolved spectra of the NLS1 NGC 4051 using the HST STIS G430M grating centered on the bright [O III] emission lines to model the narrow-line region (NLR) outflow and determine its inclination.
Descriptors : *GALAXIES , *ORIENTATION(DIRECTION) , BLACK HOLES , LINE OF SIGHT , KINEMATICS , SYMPOSIA
Subject Categories : Astrophysics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE