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The Swift BAT Hard X-ray Survey - A New Window on the Local AGN Universe
Author and Affiliation:
Mushotzky, Richard(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: The Swift Burst and Transient telescope (BAT) has surveyed the entire sky for the last 3.5 years obtaining the first sensitive all sky survey of the 14-195 keV sky. At high galactic latitudes the vast majority of the detected sources are AGN. Since hard x-rays penetrate all but Compton thick obscuring material (Column densities of 1.6E24 atms/cm2) this survey is unbiased with respect to obscuration, host galaxy type, optical , radio or IR properties. We will present results on the broad band x-ray properties, the nature of the host galaxies, the luminosity function and will discuss a few of the optical, IR and x-ray results in detail.
Publication Date: Apr 28, 2009
Document ID:
20090015892
(Acquired Apr 23, 2009)
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Conference at the University of California; 28 Apr - 1 May 2009; California; United States
Meeting Sponsor: California Univ.; Los Angeles, CA, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: SWIFT OBSERVATORY; X RAY ASTRONOMY; SKY SURVEYS (ASTRONOMY); ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI; LUMINOSITY; ACTIVE GALAXIES
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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