AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 116 The Black Hole-Spheroid Relation and Mergers
Poster, Wednesday, 9:20am-6:30pm, January 11, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[116.01] The Black Hole/Bulge Relationship in Luminous Broad-Line AGN and Host Galaxies

J. Shen, D. Vanden Berk, D.P. Schneider (Penn State University), SDSS Collaboration

We have decomposed the spectra of over 400 broad-line AGN from the SDSS into their AGN and host galaxy components using the eigenvector technique of Vanden Berk et al. (2005). The spectra were selected to have high S/N, and to have the host spectra of early-type (bulge dominated) galaxies. We have measured the host luminosities from photometric data, stellar velocity dispersions from the host galaxy spectral component, and black hole masses from the broad-line AGN spectral component. The host galaxy velocity dispersions and luminosities follow the well-known Faber-Jackson relation. The estimated black hole masses are correlated with both the host luminosities and the stellar velocity dispersions.

We thank National Science Foundation for the support of this work. Funding for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Participating Institutions, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Japanese Monbukagakusho, the Max Planck Society, and the HEFCE.

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