We present a study of the X-ray to optical properties of a sample of 545 X-ray selected type 1 AGN, from the XMM-COSMOS survey, over a wide range of redshifts (0.04 < z < 4.25) and X-ray luminosities (40.6 ≤ Log L[2−10] keV ≤ 45.3). About 60% of them are spectroscopically identified type 1 AGN, while the others have a reliable photometric redshift and are classified as type 1 AGN on the basis of their multi-band Spectral Energy Distributions. We discuss the relationship between UV and X-ray luminosity, as parameterized by the αox spectral slope, and its dependence on redshift and luminosity. We compare our findings with previous investigations of optically selected broad-line AGN (mostly from SDSS). A highly significant correlation between αox and L2500 Å is found, in agreement with previous investigations of optically selected samples. We calculate bolometric corrections, kbol, for the whole sample using hard X-ray luminosities (L[2−10] keV), and the Eddington ratios for a subsample of 150 objects for which black hole mass estimates are available. We confirm the trend of increasing bolometric correction with increasing Eddington ratio as proposed in previous works. A tight correlation is found between αox and kbol, which can be used to estimate accurate bolometric corrections using only optical and X-ray data. We find a significant correlation between αox and Eddington ratio, in which the ratio between X-ray and optical flux decreases with increasing Eddington ratio.

Lusso E., Comastri A., Vignali C., Zamorani G., Brusa M., Gilli R., et al. (2010). The X-ray to optical-UV luminosity ratio of X-ray selected Type 1 AGN in XMM-COSMOS. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 512, A34-A34 [10.1051/0004-6361/200913298].

The X-ray to optical-UV luminosity ratio of X-ray selected Type 1 AGN in XMM-COSMOS

LUSSO, ELISABETA;VIGNALI, CRISTIAN;BRUSA, MARCELLA;
2010

Abstract

We present a study of the X-ray to optical properties of a sample of 545 X-ray selected type 1 AGN, from the XMM-COSMOS survey, over a wide range of redshifts (0.04 < z < 4.25) and X-ray luminosities (40.6 ≤ Log L[2−10] keV ≤ 45.3). About 60% of them are spectroscopically identified type 1 AGN, while the others have a reliable photometric redshift and are classified as type 1 AGN on the basis of their multi-band Spectral Energy Distributions. We discuss the relationship between UV and X-ray luminosity, as parameterized by the αox spectral slope, and its dependence on redshift and luminosity. We compare our findings with previous investigations of optically selected broad-line AGN (mostly from SDSS). A highly significant correlation between αox and L2500 Å is found, in agreement with previous investigations of optically selected samples. We calculate bolometric corrections, kbol, for the whole sample using hard X-ray luminosities (L[2−10] keV), and the Eddington ratios for a subsample of 150 objects for which black hole mass estimates are available. We confirm the trend of increasing bolometric correction with increasing Eddington ratio as proposed in previous works. A tight correlation is found between αox and kbol, which can be used to estimate accurate bolometric corrections using only optical and X-ray data. We find a significant correlation between αox and Eddington ratio, in which the ratio between X-ray and optical flux decreases with increasing Eddington ratio.
2010
Lusso E., Comastri A., Vignali C., Zamorani G., Brusa M., Gilli R., et al. (2010). The X-ray to optical-UV luminosity ratio of X-ray selected Type 1 AGN in XMM-COSMOS. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 512, A34-A34 [10.1051/0004-6361/200913298].
Lusso E.; Comastri A.; Vignali C.; Zamorani G.; Brusa M.; Gilli R.; Iwasawa K.; Salvato M.; Civano F.; Elvis M.; Merloni A.; Bongiorno A.; Trump J.R.;...espandi
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