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J/AJ/128/1483   Optical properties of the CLASXS X-ray sample   (Steffen+, 2004)

An optical catalog of the Chandra Large Area Synoptic X-ray Survey sources. Steffen A.T., Barger A.J., Capak P., Cowie L.L., Mushotzky R.F., Yang Y. <Astron. J., 128, 1483-1500 (2004)> =2004AJ....128.1483S
ADC_Keywords: X-ray sources ; Photometry ; Redshifts Keywords: X-rays: galaxies - X-rays: general Abstract: We present photometric and spectroscopic observations of the X-ray sources detected in the wide-area, moderately deep Chandra Large Area Synoptic X-ray Survey (CLASXS) of the Lockman Hole-Northwest field. We have B, V, R, I, and z' photometry for 521 (99%) of the 525 sources in the X-ray catalog and spectroscopic redshifts for 271 (52%), including 20 stars. We do not find evidence for redshift groupings of the X-ray sources, like those found in the Chandra Deep Field surveys, because of the larger solid angle covered by this survey. We separate the X-ray sources by optical spectral type and examine the colors, apparent and absolute magnitudes, and redshift distributions for the broad-line and nonbroad-line active galactic nuclei. Combining our wide-area survey with other Chandra and XMM-Newton hard X-ray surveys, we find a definite lack of luminous, high accretion rate sources at z<1, consistent with previous observations that showed that supermassive black hole growth is dominated at low redshifts by sources with low accretion rates. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 119 525 Optical Properties of the CLASXS X-Ray Sample
See also: J/AJ/128/1501 : CLASXS: X-ray catalog (Yang+, 2004) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- CLASXS The Yang et al. (2004, Cat. J/AJ/128/1501) number 5- 14 F10.6 deg RAdeg X-ray right ascension in decimal degrees (J2000) 16- 23 F8.5 deg DEdeg X-ray declination in decimal degrees (J2000) 25- 34 F10.6 deg ORAdeg ? Optical right ascension in decimal degrees (J2000) 36- 43 F8.5 deg ODEdeg ? Optical declination in decimal degrees (J2000) 45- 48 F4.1 arcmin R Smallest aim-point distance 51- 56 F6.3 aW/m2 SB ? The 0.5-2keV X-ray flux (1) 58- 64 F7.3 aW/m2 HB ? The 2-8keV X-ray flux (1) 66- 70 F5.1 mag Bmag ? Aperture-corrected Johnson B-band AB magnitude (2) 72- 73 I2 --- f_Bmag [-1/1]? Limit flag on Bmag (3) 75- 79 F5.1 mag Vmag ? Aperture-corrected Johnson V-band AB magnitude (2) 81- 82 I2 --- f_Vmag [-1/1]? Limit flag on Vmag (3) 84- 88 F5.1 mag Rcmag ? Aperture-corrected Cousins R-band AB magnitude (2) 90- 91 I2 --- f_Rcmag [-1/1]? Limit flag on Rcmag (3) 93- 97 F5.1 mag Icmag ? Aperture-corrected Cousins I-band AB magnitude (2) 99-100 I2 --- f_Icmag [-1/1]? Limit flag on Icmag (3) 102-106 F5.1 mag z'mag ? Aperture-corrected Sloan z'-band AB magnitude (2) 108-109 I2 --- f_z'mag [-1/1]? Limit flag on z'mag (3) 112-116 F5.3 --- zspec ? Spectroscopic redshift 118-119 I2 --- f_zspec ? Flag on zspec (4)
Note (1): From Yang et al. (2004, Cat. J/AJ/128/1501) in units of 10-15ergs/cm2/s. Negative values denote upper limits. Note (2): In the AB magnitude system. An AB magnitude is defined by mAB=-2.5log(fν)-48.60, where fν is the flux of the source in units of ergs/cm2/s/Hz. Note (3): Limit flag on B, V, R, I, and z' magnitudes, defined as follows: 0 = Not a limit; -1 = Lower limit; 1 = Upper limit. Note (4): Flag on zspec, with the following meaning: -2 = Star; -1 = Unobserved; 0 = Absorption-line system; 1 = Star-former; 2 = Seyfert 2 based on strong [O II] relative to Hβ or strong [Ne III] relative to [O II]; 3 = Seyfert 2 with [Ne V] or C IV in emission; 4 = Broad-line AGN (FWHM>1000km/s).
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Marianne Brouty [CDS] 17-Feb-2005
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