AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 143 Quasars
Poster, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[143.09] Host galaxies of reverberation-mapped quasars

A.J. Barth (UC Irvine), C.H. Nelson (Drake University), P. Martini (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), L.C. Ho (OCIW)

The sample of 17 quasars having black hole mass measurements from reverberation mapping (Kaspi et al. 2000) is of fundamental importance for the calibration of empirical correlations that are used to estimate the black hole masses in distant quasars. To test whether the properties of these quasars are consistent with the local relations between black hole mass and host galaxy bulge luminosity, we have obtained R-band imaging of 7 reverberation-mapped PG quasars using the ACS WFC camera on the Hubble Space Telescope. We will present the host galaxy bulge/disk decompositions obtained using the GALFIT 2-d fitting code and discuss the distribution of host galaxy morphological types for this sample and the implications for the black hole- bulge mass relation of quasars.

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