We present a study of the X-ray emission from the nuclei of galaxies observed in the core of the Perseus cluster in a deep exposure with Chandra. Point sources are found coincident with the nuclei of 13 early-type galaxies, as well as the central galaxy NGC1275. This corresponds to all galaxies brighter than MB > -18 in the Chandra field. All of these sources have a steep power-law spectral component and four have an additional thermal component. The unabsorbed power-law luminosities in the 0.5-7.0 keV band range from 8 × 1038 to 5 × 1040ergs-1. We find no simple correlations between the K-band luminosity, or the FUV and NUV AB magnitudes of these galaxies and their X-ray properties. We have estimated the black hole masses of the nuclei using the K-band MBH -LKbol relation and again find no correlation between black hole mass and the X-ray luminosity. Bondi accretion on to the black holes in the galaxies with minihaloes should make them much more luminous than observed.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- December 2007
- galaxies: clusters: individual: Perseus;
- X-rays: galaxies;
- 9 pages, 8 figures, accepted for publication in MNRAS