Spectral energy distributions of type 1 active galactic nuclei in the Cosmos survey. I. the XMM-Cosmos sample

M. Elvis, H. Hao, F. Civano, M. Brusa, M. Salvato, A. Bongiorno, P. Capak, G. Zamorani, A. Comastri, K. Jahnke, E. Lusso, V. Mainieri, J. R. Trump, L. C. Ho, H. Aussel, N. Cappelluti, M. Cisternas, D. Frayer, R. Gilli, G. HasingerJ. P. Huchra, C. D. Impey, A. M. Koekemoer, G. Lanzuisi, E. Le Floc'H, S. J. Lilly, Y. Liu, P. McCarthy, H. J. McCracken, A. Merloni, H. J. Roeser, D. B. Sanders, M. Sargent, N. Scoville, E. Schinnerer, D. Schiminovich, J. Silverman, Y. Taniguchi, C. Vignali, C. M. Urry, M. A. Zamojski, M. Zatloukal

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The "Cosmic Evolution Survey" (COSMOS) enables the study of the spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) because of the deep coverage and rich sampling of frequencies from X-ray to radio. Here we present an SED catalog of 413 X-ray (XMM-Newton)-selected type 1 (emission line FWHM > 2000 km s-1) AGNs with Magellan, SDSS, or VLT spectrum. The SEDs are corrected for Galactic extinction, broad emission line contributions, constrained variability, and host galaxy contribution. We present the mean SED and the dispersion SEDs after the above corrections in the rest-frame 1.4GHz to 40 keV, and show examples of the variety of SEDs encountered. In the near-infrared to optical (rest frame ∼8 μm-4000 Å), the photometry is complete for the whole sample and the mean SED is derived from detections only. Reddening and host galaxy contamination could account for a large fraction of the observed SED variety. The SEDs are all available online.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


  • galaxies: evolution
  • quasars: general
  • surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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  • SEDs of type I AGN in COSMOS. I. XMM-COSMOS

    Elvis, M. (Creator), Hao, H. (Creator), Civano, F. (Creator), Brusa, M. (Creator), Salvato, M. (Creator), Bongiorno, A. (Creator), Capak, P. (Creator), Zamorani, G. (Creator), Comastri, A. (Creator), Jahnke, K. (Creator), Lusso, E. (Creator), Mainieri, V. (Creator), Trump, J. R. (Creator), Ho, L. C. (Creator), Aussel, H. (Creator), Cappelluti, N. (Creator), Cisternas, M. (Creator), Frayer, D. (Creator), Gilli, R. (Creator), Hasinger, G. (Creator), Huchra, J. P. (Creator), Impey, C. D. (Creator), Koekemoer, A. M. (Creator), Lanzuisi, G. (Creator), Le Floc'H, F. E. (Contributor), Lilly, S. J. (Creator), Liu, Y. (Creator), McCarthy, P. (Creator), McCracken, H. J. (Creator), Merloni, A. (Creator), Roeser, H. (Creator), Sanders, D. B. (Creator), Sargent, M. (Creator), Scoville, N. (Creator), Schinnerer, E. (Creator), Schiminovich, D. (Creator), Silverman, J. (Creator), Taniguchi, Y. (Creator), Vignali, C. (Creator), Urry, C. M. (Creator), Zamojski, M. A. (Creator), Zatloukal, M. (Creator), Capak, P. (Creator), Gilli, R. (Creator), Huchra, J. P. (Creator), Sanders, D. B. (Creator), Sargent, M. (Creator), Schinnerer, E. (Creator), Silverman, J. (Creator) & Vignali, C. (Creator), Centre de Donnees Strasbourg (CDS), 2014


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