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Abstract: The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst satellite has detected a largely unbiased towardsabsorption sample of local $ \approx 0.03$ AGN, based solely on their14-195 keV flux. In the first 9 months of the survey, 153 AGN sources weredetected. The X-ray properties in the 0.3-10 keV band have been compiled andpresented based on analyses with XMM-Newton, Chandra, Suzaku, and the Swift XRTWinter et al. 2009. Additionally, we have compiled a sub-sample of sourceswith medium resolution optical ground-based spectra from the SDSS or our ownobservations at KPNO. In this sample of 60 sources, we have classified thesources using standard emission line diagnostic plots, obtained masses for thebroad line sources through measurement of the broad H$\beta$ emission line, andmeasured the OIII 5007\AA luminosity of this sample. Based on continuum fitsto the intrinsic absorption features, we have obtained clues about the stellarpopulations of the host galaxies. We now present the highlights of our X-rayand optical studies of this unique sample of local AGNs, including a comparisonof the 2-10 keV and 14-195 keV X-ray luminosities with the OIII 5007\AAluminosity and the implications of our results towards measurements ofbolometric luminosities.



Author: L. Winter, R. Mushotzky, K. Lewis, S. Veilleux, M. Koss, B. Keeney

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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