Kinematics of disk galaxies with known masses of their supermassive black holes. Observations

Astronomy Reports (Impact Factor: 0.76). 01/2010; 54(7):578-589. DOI: 10.1134/S1063772910070024

ABSTRACT This is the first paper in a project aimed at analyzing relations between the masses of supermassive black holes or nuclear
clusters in galaxies and the kinematic features of the host galaxies. We present long-slit spectroscopic observations of galaxies
obtained on the 6-m telescope of the Special Astrophysical Observatory using the SCORPIO focal reducer. Radial profiles of
the line-of-sight velocities and velocity dispersions of the stellar populations were obtained for seven galaxies with known
masses of their supermassive black holes (Mkn 79, Mkn 279, NGC 2787, NGC 3245, NGC 3516, NGC 7457, and NGC 7469), and also
for one galaxy with a nuclear cluster (NGC 428). Velocity profiles of the emitting gas were obtained for some of these galaxies
as well. We present preliminary galactic rotation curves derived from these data.