Spectral energy distributions of weak active galactic nuclei associated with low-ionization nuclear emission regions

Michael Eracleous, Jason A. Hwang, Hélène M.L.G. Flohic

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Abstract

We present a compilation of spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of 35 weak active galactic nuclei (AGNs) in low-ionization nuclear emission regions (LINERs) using recent data from the published literature. We make use of previously published compilations of data, after complementing and extending them with more recent data. The main improvement in the recent data is afforded by high-spatial-resolution observations with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and high-spatial-resolution radio observations utilizing a number of facilities. In addition, a considerable number of objects have been observed with the Hubble Space Telescope in the near-IR through near-UV bands since the earlier compilations were published. The data include upper limits resulting from either non-detections or observations at low spatial resolution that do not isolate the AGN. For the sake of completeness, we also compute and present a number of quantities from the data, such as optical-to-X-ray spectral indices (αox), bolometric corrections, bolometric luminosities, Eddington ratios, and the average SED. We anticipate that these data will be useful for a number of applications. In a companion paper, we use a subset of these data ourselves to assess the energy budgets of LINERs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-148
Number of pages14
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume187
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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