Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 557A, 81-81 (2013/9-1)
Classification and environmental properties of X-ray selected point-like sources in the XMM-LSS field.
MELNYK O., PLIONIS M., ELYIV A., SALVATO M., CHIAPPETTI L., CLERC N., GANDHI P., PIERRE M., SADIBEKOVA T., POSPIESZALSKA-SURDEJ A. and SURDEJ J.
Abstract (from CDS):
The XMM-Large Scale Structure survey, covering an area of 11.1 sq. deg., contains more than 6000 X-ray point-like sources detected with the XMM-Newton to a flux of 3x10–15erg/s/cm2 in the [0.5-2]keV band. The vast majority of these sources have optical (CFHTLS), infrared (SWIRE IRAC and MIPS), near-infrared (UKIDSS), and/or ultraviolet (GALEX) counterparts. We wish to investigate the environmental properties of the different types of the XMM-LSS X-ray sources by defining their environment using the i'-band CFHTLS W1 catalog of optical galaxies to a magnitude limit of 23.5mag. We have classified 4435 X-ray selected sources on the basis of their spectra, SEDs, and X-ray luminosity, and estimated their photometric redshifts, which have a 4-11 band photometry with an accuracy of σΔz/(1+zsp)=0.076 with 22.6% outliers for i'<26mag. We estimated the local overdensities of 777 X-ray sources that have spectro-z or photo-z calculated by using more than seven bands (accuracy of σΔz/(1+zsp)=0.061 with 13.8% outliers) within the volume-limited region defined by 0.1≤z≤0.85 and -23.5<Mi'←20. Although X-ray sources may be found in variety of environments, a high fraction (>55-60%), as verified by comparing with the random expectations, reside in overdense regions. The galaxy overdensities within which X-ray sources reside show a positive recent redshift evolution (at least for the range studied; z≲0.85). We also find that X-ray selected galaxies, when compared to AGN, inhabit significantly higher galaxy overdensities, although their spatial extent appear to be smaller than that of AGN. Hard AGN (HR≥-0.2) are located in more overdense regions than soft AGN (HR←0.2), which is clearly seen in both redshift ranges, although it appears to be stronger in the higher redshift range (0.55<z<0.85). Furthermore, the galaxy overdensities (with δ>1.5) within which soft AGN are embedded appear to evolve more rapidly compared to the corresponding overdensities around hard AGN.
quasars: general - X-rays: general - galaxies: active - X-rays: galaxies
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