Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 201, 10 (2012/August-0)
A quasar catalog with simultaneous UV, optical, and X-ray observations by Swift.
WU J., VANDEN BERK D., GRUPE D., KOCH S., GELBORD J., SCHNEIDER D.P., GRONWALL C., WESOLOWSKI S. and PORTERFIELD B.L.
Abstract (from CDS):
We have compiled a catalog of optically selected quasars with simultaneous observations in UV/optical and X-ray bands by the Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer. Objects in this catalog are identified by matching the Swift pointings with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 5 quasar catalog. The final catalog contains 843 objects, among which 637 have both Ultraviolet Optical Telescope (UVOT) and X-Ray Telescope (XRT) observations and 354 of which are detected by both instruments. The overall X-ray detection rate is ∼60% which rises to ∼85% among sources with at least 10 ks of XRT exposure time. We construct the time-averaged spectral energy distribution (SED) for each of the 354 quasars using UVOT photometric measurements and XRT spectra. From model fits to these SEDs, we find that the big blue bump contributes about ∼0.3 dex to the quasar luminosity. We re-visit the αox-L_2500 Å_relation by selecting a clean sample with only Type 1 radio-quiet quasars; the dispersion of this relation is reduced by at least 15% compared with studies that use non-simultaneous UV/optical and X-ray data. We only found a weak correlation between Lbol/LEdd and αUV. We do not find significant correlations between αx and αox, αoxand αUV, and αx and log L(0.3-10 keV). The correlations between αUV and αx, αox and αx, αoxand αUV, Lbol/LEdd and αx, and Lbol/LEdd and αoxare stronger among low-redshift quasars, indicating that these correlations are likely driven by the changes of SED shape with accretion state.
catalogs - galaxies: active - galaxies: nuclei - quasars: general - ultraviolet: galaxies - X-rays: galaxies
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