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J/ApJ/667/131       Mass function of active black holes      (Greene+, 2007)

The mass function of active black holes in the Local Universe. Greene J.E., Ho L.C. <Astrophys. J., 667, 131-148 (2007)> =2007ApJ...667..131G
ADC_Keywords: Active gal. nuclei ; X-ray sources ; Redshifts Keywords: galaxies: active - galaxies: nuclei - galaxies: Seyfert Abstract: We present the first measurement of the BH mass function for broad-line active galaxies in the local universe. Using the ∼8500 broad-line active galaxies from SDSS-DR4, we construct a broad-line luminosity function that agrees very well with the local soft X-ray luminosity function. Using standard virial relations, we then convert observed broad-line luminosities and widths into BH masses. A mass function constructed in this way has the unique capability to probe the mass region <106M which, while insignificant in terms of total BH mass density, nevertheless may place important constraints on the mass distribution of seed BHs in the early universe. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 42 8497 The sample
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Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 19 A19 --- SDSS Name ( 21- 26 F6.4 --- z Redshift (from SDSS) 28- 32 I5 km/s FWHMHa Hα FWHM 34- 38 F5.2 [10-7W] logLHa Hα luminosity 40- 42 F3.1 [solMass] logMBH Black hole mass (1)
Note (1): MBH=(2.0+0.4-0.3)x106(LHa)0.55±0.02(FWHMHa)2.06±0.06 where LHa is in 1042erg/s and FWHMHa is in 103km/s (Greene & Ho, 2005ApJ...630..122G)
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 16-Oct-2009
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