We present the BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey (BASS) Near-infrared Data Release 2 (DR2), a study of 168 nearby ((z) over bar = 0.04, z < 0.6) active galactic nuclei (AGN) from the all-sky Swift Burst Array Telescope X-ray survey observed with the Very Large Telescope (VLT)/X-shooter in the near-infrared (NIR; 0.8-2.4 mu m). We find that 49/109 (45%) Seyfert 2 and 35/58 (60%) Seyfert 1 galaxies observed with VLT/X-shooter show at least one NIR high-ionization coronal line (CL; ionization potential chi > 100 eV). Comparing the emission of the [Si VI] lambda 1.9640 CL with the X-ray emission for the DR2 AGN, we find a significantly tighter correlation, with a lower scatter (0.37 dex) than that for the optical [O III] lambda 5007 line (0.71 dex). We do not find any correlation between CL emission and the X-ray photon index Gamma. We find a clear trend of line blueshifts with increasing ionization potential in several CLs, such as [Si VI] lambda 1.9640, [Si X] lambda 1.4300, [S VIII] lambda 0.9915, and [S IX] lambda 1.2520, indicating the radial structure of the CL region. Finally, we find a strong underestimation bias in black hole mass measurements of Sy 1.9 using broad H alpha due to the presence of significant dust obscuration. In contrast, the broad Pa alpha and Pa beta emission lines are in agreement with the M-sigma relation. Based on the combined DR1 and DR2 X-shooter sample, the NIR BASS sample now comprises 266 AGN with rest-frame NIR spectroscopic observations, the largest set assembled to date.

den Brok, J.s., Koss, M.j., Trakhtenbrot, B., Stern, D., Cantalupo, S., Lamperti, I., et al. (2022). BASS. XXVIII. Near-infrared Data Release 2: High-ionization and Broad Lines in Active Galactic Nuclei. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES, 261(1), 7 [10.3847/1538-4365/ac5b66].

BASS. XXVIII. Near-infrared Data Release 2: High-ionization and Broad Lines in Active Galactic Nuclei

Ricci, F
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2022

Abstract

We present the BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey (BASS) Near-infrared Data Release 2 (DR2), a study of 168 nearby ((z) over bar = 0.04, z < 0.6) active galactic nuclei (AGN) from the all-sky Swift Burst Array Telescope X-ray survey observed with the Very Large Telescope (VLT)/X-shooter in the near-infrared (NIR; 0.8-2.4 mu m). We find that 49/109 (45%) Seyfert 2 and 35/58 (60%) Seyfert 1 galaxies observed with VLT/X-shooter show at least one NIR high-ionization coronal line (CL; ionization potential chi > 100 eV). Comparing the emission of the [Si VI] lambda 1.9640 CL with the X-ray emission for the DR2 AGN, we find a significantly tighter correlation, with a lower scatter (0.37 dex) than that for the optical [O III] lambda 5007 line (0.71 dex). We do not find any correlation between CL emission and the X-ray photon index Gamma. We find a clear trend of line blueshifts with increasing ionization potential in several CLs, such as [Si VI] lambda 1.9640, [Si X] lambda 1.4300, [S VIII] lambda 0.9915, and [S IX] lambda 1.2520, indicating the radial structure of the CL region. Finally, we find a strong underestimation bias in black hole mass measurements of Sy 1.9 using broad H alpha due to the presence of significant dust obscuration. In contrast, the broad Pa alpha and Pa beta emission lines are in agreement with the M-sigma relation. Based on the combined DR1 and DR2 X-shooter sample, the NIR BASS sample now comprises 266 AGN with rest-frame NIR spectroscopic observations, the largest set assembled to date.
den Brok, J.s., Koss, M.j., Trakhtenbrot, B., Stern, D., Cantalupo, S., Lamperti, I., et al. (2022). BASS. XXVIII. Near-infrared Data Release 2: High-ionization and Broad Lines in Active Galactic Nuclei. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES, 261(1), 7 [10.3847/1538-4365/ac5b66].
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