The mass estimate in narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies


It is possible that narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies (NLS1s) are in the early stage of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) evolution. It is important to estimate the mass of supermassive black hole (SBH) in NLS1s. Here we considered the different kinds of methods to estimate the SBH masses in NLS1s. The virial mass from the Hβ\beta linewidth assuming random orbits of broad line regions (BLRs) is consistent with that from the statured soft X-ray luminosity, which showed that most of NLS1s are in the super-Eddington accretion state. The mass from the [O III] linewidth is systematically larger than that from above two methods. It is necessary to measure he bulge stellar dispersion and/or bulge luminosity in NLS1s.Comment: 2 Pages, 1 figure, in Prof. IAU Symposium No. 222, "The interplay among Black Holes, Stars and ISM in Galactic Nuclei ", eds. T. Storchi-Bergmann, Luis Ho and H. R. Schmit

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