A survey of AGN and supermassive black holes in the COSMOS Survey

Christopher D Impey, Jon R. Trump, Pat J. McCarthy, Martin Elvis, John P. Huchra, Nick Z. Scoville, Simon J. Lilly, Marcella Brusa, Günther Hasinger, Eva Schinnerer, Peter Capak, Jared Gabor

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Abstract

The Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) is an HST/ACS imaging survey of 2 square degrees centered on RA = 10:00:28.6, Dec = + 02:12:21 (J2000). While the primary goal of the survey is to study evolution of galaxy morphology and large scale structure, an extensive multi-wavelength data set allows for a sensitive survey of AGN. Spectroscopy of optical counterparts to faint X-ray and radio sources is being carried out with the Magallen (Baade) Telescope and the ESO VLT. By achieving 80 redshift completeness down to I AB = 3, the eventual yield of AGN will be 1100 over the whole field. Early results on supermassive black holes are described. The goals of the survey include a bolometric census of AGN down to moderate luminosities, the cosmic evolution and fueling history of the central engines, and a study of AGN environments on scales ranging from the host galaxy to clusters and superclusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-290
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume2
Issue numberS238
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

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Keywords

  • Active galactic nuclei
  • Supermassive black holes
  • Surveys

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Impey, C. D., Trump, J. R., McCarthy, P. J., Elvis, M., Huchra, J. P., Scoville, N. Z., ... Gabor, J. (2006). A survey of AGN and supermassive black holes in the COSMOS Survey. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 2(S238), 287-290. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921307005169

A survey of AGN and supermassive black holes in the COSMOS Survey. / Impey, Christopher D; Trump, Jon R.; McCarthy, Pat J.; Elvis, Martin; Huchra, John P.; Scoville, Nick Z.; Lilly, Simon J.; Brusa, Marcella; Hasinger, Günther; Schinnerer, Eva; Capak, Peter; Gabor, Jared.

In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Vol. 2, No. S238, 08.2006, p. 287-290.

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Impey, CD, Trump, JR, McCarthy, PJ, Elvis, M, Huchra, JP, Scoville, NZ, Lilly, SJ, Brusa, M, Hasinger, G, Schinnerer, E, Capak, P & Gabor, J 2006, 'A survey of AGN and supermassive black holes in the COSMOS Survey', Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, vol. 2, no. S238, pp. 287-290. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921307005169
Impey, Christopher D ; Trump, Jon R. ; McCarthy, Pat J. ; Elvis, Martin ; Huchra, John P. ; Scoville, Nick Z. ; Lilly, Simon J. ; Brusa, Marcella ; Hasinger, Günther ; Schinnerer, Eva ; Capak, Peter ; Gabor, Jared. / A survey of AGN and supermassive black holes in the COSMOS Survey. In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 2006 ; Vol. 2, No. S238. pp. 287-290.
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