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Title: The bolometric luminosity of type 2 AGN from extinction-corrected [OIII]: no evidence of Eddington-limited sources
Authors: Lamastra, Alessandra
Bianchi, Stefano
Matt, Giorgio
Perola, Giuseppe Cesare
Barcons, X.
Carrera, F. J.
Keywords: ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI
DIGITAL-SKY-SURVEY
BLACK-HOLE MASSES
BROAD-LINE REGION
X-RAY
VELOCITY DISPERSION
SEYFERT-GALAXIES
EMISSION-LINE
HOST GALAXIES
QUASARS
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Abstract: Context. There have been recent claims that a significant fraction of type 2 AGN accrete close to or even above the Eddington limit. In type 2 AGN, the bolometric luminosity (L-b) is generally inferred from the [OIII] emission line luminosity (L-OIII). The key issue in estimating the bolometric luminosity in these AGN, is therefore to know the bolometric correction to be applied to L-OIII. A complication arises from the observed L-OIII being affected by extinction, most likely from dust within t
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2307/391
ISSN: 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/200912023
URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.4439
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Dipartimento di Fisica 'Edoardo Amaldi'

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