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Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 893984, 2 pages

Erratum to “Are Nuclear Star Clusters the Precursors of Massive Black Holes?”

1European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild Straße 2, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
2Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmann Straße 2, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
3Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany

Received 2 May 2012; Accepted 16 May 2012

Copyright © 2012 Nadine Neumayer and C. Jakob Walcher. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The original paper had an erroneous value for the Srsic index of NGC 205, which was quoted as . We used the surface brightness profile of [1] to derive Srsic . The correct version of Figure 2 is reproduced below. This does not influence any of the conclusions.

Figure 2: The mass of the BH against the Srsic index of the host bulge or disk. We plot the objects as listed in the text. The largest outliers are NGC205 (with    ), POX52 , NGC404 , and NGC1493 ( ).


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