A large, uniform sample of X-ray emitting AGN from the ROSAT All-Sky and Sloan Digital Sky Surveys: the Data Release 5 Sample

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Title: A large, uniform sample of X-ray emitting AGN from the ROSAT All-Sky and Sloan Digital Sky Surveys: the Data Release 5 Sample
Author: Anderson, Scott; Margon, Bruce; Voges, Wolfgang; Plotkin, Richard; Syphers, David; Haggard, Daryl; Collinge, Matthew; Meyer, Jillian; Strauss, Michael; Agueros, Marcel; Hall, Patrick; Homer, Lee; Richards, Gordon; Richmond, Michael; Schneider, Donald; Stinson, Gregory; Vanden Berk, Daniel; York, Donald
Abstract: We describe further results of a program aimed to yield ∼104 fully characterized optical identifications of ROSAT X-ray sources. Our program employs X-ray data from the ROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS), and both optical imaging and spectroscopic data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). RASS/SDSS data from 5740 deg2 of sky spectroscopically covered in SDSS Data Release 5 (DR5) provide an expanded catalog of 7000 confirmed quasars and other AGN that are probable RASS identifications. Again in our expanded catalog, the identifications as X-ray sources are statistically secure, with only a few percent of the SDSS AGN likely to be randomly superposed on unrelated RASS X-ray sources. Most identifications continue to be quasars and Seyfert 1s with 15 < m < 21 and 0.01 < z < 4; but the total sample size has grown to include very substantial numbers of even quite rare AGN, e.g., now including several hundreds of candidate X-ray emitting BL Lacs and narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies. In addition to exploring rare subpopulations, such a large total sample may be useful when considering correlations between the X-ray and the optical, and may also serve as a resource list from which to select the “best” object (e.g., X-ray brightest AGN of a certain subclass, at a preferred redshift or luminosity) for follow-on X-ray spectral or alternate detailed studies.
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Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/7533
Publishers URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/509765
Date: 2003-11

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