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Soft X-ray AGN luminosity function from ROSAT surveys

Miyaji, T. and Hasinger, G. and Schmidt, M. (2001) Soft X-ray AGN luminosity function from ROSAT surveys. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 369 (1). pp. 49-56. ISSN 0004-6361. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180214-100650353

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Abstract

This is the second paper of our investigation of the 0.5-2 keV soft X-ray luminosity function (SXLF) of active galactic nuclei (AGN) using results from ROSAT surveys of various depth. The large dynamic range of the combined sample, from shallow large-areaROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS)-based samples to the satellite's deepest pointed observation on the Lockman Hole, enabled us to trace the behavior of the SXLF. While the first paper (Miyaji et al. [CITE], hereafter Paper I) emphasized the global behavior of the SXLF, cosmological evolution and contribution to the soft X-ray background, this paper presents actual numerical values for practical use of our results. To present the binned SXLF, we have used an improved estimator, which is free from biases associated with the conventional ΣV^(-1)_a estimator.


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Additional Information:© 2001 ESO. Article published by EDP Sciences. Received 14 June 2000; Accepted 8 January 2001; Published online 15 April 2001. This work is based on a combination of extensive ROSAT surveys from a number of groups. Our work is indebted to the effort of the ROSAT team and the optical followup teams in producing data and the catalogs used in the analysis. In particular, we thank K. Mason, A. Schwope, G. Zamorani, I. Appenzeller, and I. McHardy for providing us with and allowing us to use their data prior to publication of the catalogs. TM was supported by a fellowship from the Max-Planck-Society during his appointment at MPE. GH acknowledges DLR grant FKZ 50 OR 9403 5. We thank the referee, T. Shanks, for useful comments.
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Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)FKZ 50 OR 9403 5
Subject Keywords:galaxies: active - galaxies: evolution - (galaxies:) quasars: general - X-rays: galaxies - X-rays: general
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Official Citation:Soft X-ray AGN luminosity function from ROSAT surveys - II. Table of the binned soft X-ray luminosity function T. Miyaji, G. Hasinger and M. Schmidt A&A, 369 1 (2001) 49-56. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20010102
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