Accession Number:

ADA545333

Title:

Are Narrow Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies Viewed Pole-on?

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2011-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE