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J/AJ/121/2843   QSOs in 2MASS second incremental data release (Barkhouse+, 2001)

Quasars in the 2MASS second incremental data release. Barkhouse W.A., Hall P.B. <Astron. J. 121, 2843 (2001)> =2001AJ....121.2843B
ADC_Keywords: QSOs ; Radio sources ; Photometry, infrared Keywords: catalogs - galaxies: active - infrared: general - quasars: general Abstract: Using the 2MASS Second Incremental Data Release (Cat. <B/2mass>), we have searched for near-infrared counterparts to 13214 quasars from the Veron-Cetty & Veron (Cat. VII/215) catalog. We have detected counterparts within 4" for 2277 of the approximately 6320 quasars within the area covered by the 2MASS Second Incremental Data Release. Only 1.6% of these are expected to be chance coincidences. Though this sample is heterogeneous, we find that known radio-loud quasars are more likely to have large near-infrared-to-optical luminosity ratios than radio-quiet quasars are, at a statistically significant level. This is consistent with dust-reddened quasars being more common in radio-selected samples than in optically selected samples, due to stronger selection effects against dust-reddened quasars in the latter. We also find a statistically significant dearth of optically luminous quasars with large near-infrared-to-optical luminosity ratios. This can be explained in a dust obscuration model but not in a model where synchrotron emission extends from the radio into the near-infrared and creates such large ratios. We also find that selection of quasar candidates from the B-J/J-K color-color diagram, modeled on the V-J/J-K selection method of Warren, Hewett, & Foltz, is likely to be more sensitive to dust-obscured quasars than selection using only infrared-infrared colors. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 143 2277 VV00 Quasars Detected in 2MASS table2.dat 58 3999 VV00 Quasars With Only Upper Limits in 2MASS
See also: VII/215 : Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei (9th Ed.) (Veron+ 2000) VII/224 : Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei (10th Ed.) (Veron+ 2001) B/2mass : The 2MASS database (IPAC/UMass, 2000) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1 A1 --- f_2MASS [*] Indicates an object having two 2MASS counterparts within 4''. 2- 15 A14 --- 2MASS The 2MASS identification 17- 33 A17 --- VV00 Name entries of Veron-Cetty & Veron 2000 (1) 35- 44 F10.6 deg RAdeg Right Ascension in degrees (J2000) 46- 55 F10.6 deg DEdeg Declination in degrees (J2000) 57- 61 F5.2 [Jy] LNIR Log of the NIR luminosity 63- 67 F5.2 [Jy] Lopt Log of the Optical luminosity 69- 73 F5.2 mag bmag The bm band magnitude 75- 79 F5.2 mag rmag The rm band magnitude 81- 86 F6.3 mag Jmag The J band magnitude 88- 92 F5.3 mag e_Jmag Uncertainty in Jmag 94- 99 F6.3 mag Hmag The H band magnitude 101-105 F5.3 mag e_Hmag Uncertainty in Hmag 107-112 F6.3 mag Kmag The K band magnitude 114-118 F5.3 mag e_Kmag Uncertainty in Kmag 120-125 F6.2 mag BMag Absolute B band magnitude (2) 127-130 F4.2 arcsec Dis Distance to the associated optical source 132-137 F6.2 Jy Radio ?=-99.00 Flux density at 6 cm (3) 139-143 F5.3 --- z Redshift (2)
Note (1): Objects which have blank Name entries in Veron-Cetty & Veron (2000, Cat. VII/215) are identified here by the prefix VV followed by their coordinates in Veron-Cetty & Veron (2000, Cat. VII/215). Note (2): Data from Veron-Cetty & Veron (2000, Cat. VII/215). Note (3): Data from Veron-Cetty & Veron (2000, Cat. VII/215). Unavailable data entries are given as -99.00.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 17 A17 --- VV00 Name entry of Veron-Cetty & Veron (2000) (1) 19- 28 F10.6 deg RAdeg Right Ascension in degrees (J2000) 30- 39 F10.6 deg DEdeg Declination in degrees (J2000) 41- 45 F5.2 [Jy] Lopt Log of the optical luminosity 47- 52 F6.2 Jy Radio ?=-99.00 Flux density measured at 6 cm (2) 54- 58 F5.3 --- z Redshift
Note (1): Objects which have blank Name entries in Veron-Cetty & Veron (2000, Cat. VII/215) are identified here by the prefix VV followed by their coordinates in Veron-Cetty & Veron (2000, Cat. VII/215). Note (2): Unavailable data entries are given as -99.00.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Patricia Bauer [CDS] 30-Aug-2001
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