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A survey of UV-excess AGNs in the South Galactic Pole - A sample for the analysis of the QSO clustering

Spectra, position, magnitudes and colors are presented for 485 faint () emission line objects selected with the ultraviolet-excess (UVX) criterion on a area of 24.6 deg2 in the South Galactic Pole. The objects were selected from the analysis of pixel-to-pixel stacking of COSMOS scans of UKST U J and R plates. The candidates were observed with the Meudon-ESO Fiber Optics System...

Novel calibrations of virial black hole mass estimators in active galaxies based on X-ray luminosity and optical/near-infrared emission lines

Onori, F., La Franca, F., Ricci, F., et al. 2017, MNRAS, 464, 1783 Osterbrock, D. E. 1981, ApJ, 249, 462 Baskin , A. , & Laor , A. 2005 , MNRAS, 356 , 1029 Baumgartner , W. H. , Tueller , J. , Markwardt

A long-term study of AGN X-ray variability - Structure function analysis on a ROSAT-XMM quasar sample

Context. Variability in the X-rays is a key ingredient in understanding and unveiling active galactic nuclei (AGN) properties. In this band, flux variations occur on short timescales (hours) as well as on larger timescales. While short timescale variability is often investigated in single source studies, only a few works are able to explore flux variation on very long timescales...

The WISSH quasars project - II. Giant star nurseries in hyper-luminous quasars

Context. Studying the coupling between the energy output produced by the central quasar and the host galaxy is fundamental to fully understand galaxy evolution. Quasar feedback is indeed supposed to dramatically affect the galaxy properties by depositing large amounts of energy and momentum into the interstellar medium (ISM).Aims. In order to gain further insights on this process...

X-shooter reveals powerful outflows in z ∼ 1.5 X-ray selected obscured quasi-stellar objects

We present X-shooter at Very Large Telescope observations of a sample of 10 luminous, X-ray obscured quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) at z ∼ 1.5 from the XMM-COSMOS survey, expected to be caught in the transitioning phase from starburst to active galactic nucleus (AGN)-dominated systems. The main selection criterion is X-ray detection at bright fluxes (LX ≳ 1044 erg s−1) coupled to...

The redshift-space two-point correlation function of ELAIS-S1 galaxies

We investigate the clustering properties of galaxies in the recently completed ELAIS-S1 redshift survey through their spatial two-point autocorrelation function. We used a subsample of the ELAIS-S1 catalogue covering approximately 4 deg2 and consisting of 148 objects selected at 15 μm with a flux >0.5 mJy and a redshift z < 0.5. We detected a positive signal in the correlation...

The BeppoSAX High Energy Large Area Survey - IV. On the soft X-ray properties of the hard X-ray-selected HELLAS sources

, 674 Della Ceca , R. , Maccacaro , T. , Rosati , P. , & Braito , V. 2000 , A &A, 355 , 121 Dickey , J. M. , & Lockman , F. J. 1990 , ARA &A, 28 , 215 Fiore , F. , La Franca , F. , Giommi , P. , et al ... , & N. E. White [ astro-ph/0007118] Fiore , F. , La Franca , F. , Vignali , C. , et al. 2000b, New Astron., 5 , 143 Fiore , F. , Giommi , P. , Vignali , C. , et al. 2001 , MNRAS, submitted (Paper II

The HELLAS2XMM survey - XI. Unveiling the nature of X-ray bright optically normal galaxies

Aims.X-ray bright optically normal galaxies (XBONGs) constitute a small but significant fraction of hard X-ray selected sources in recent Chandra and XMM-Newton surveys. Even though several possibilities were proposed to explain why a relatively luminous hard X-ray source does not leave any significant signature of its presence in terms of optical emission lines, the nature of...

The HELLAS2XMM survey – XII. The infrared/submillimetre view of an X-ray selected type 2 quasar at z≈ 2

We present multiwavelength observations (from optical to submillimetre, including Spitzer and Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array) of H2XMMJ 003357.2−120038 (also GD 158_19), an X-ray selected, luminous narrow-line (type 2) quasar at z= 1.957 selected from the HELLAS2XMM survey. Its broad-band properties can be reasonably well modelled assuming three components: a stellar...

The BeppoSAX High Energy Large Area Survey (HELLAS) — VI. The radio properties

. , Gioia I. M. , Maccacaro T. , Schild R. E. , Wolter A. , Fleming T. A. , Henry J. P. , 1991 , ApJS, 76 , 813 Vignali C. , 2001 , PhD thesis , Bologna Univ. Vignali C. , Comastri A. , Fiore F. , La Franca F

The ESO-Spitzer Imaging extragalactic Survey (ESIS) - II. VIMOS I, z wide field imaging of ELAIS-S1 and selection of distant massive galaxies

Context. The ESO-Spitzer Imaging extragalactic Survey (ESIS) is the optical follow up of the Spitzer Wide-area Infra-Red Extragalactic survey (SWIRE) in the ELAIS-S1 region of the sky.Aims. In the era of observational cosmology, the main efforts are focused on the study of galaxy evolution and its environmental dependence. Wide area, multiwavelength, extragalactic surveys are...

The XMM-Newton survey of the ELAIS-S1 field - II. Optical identifications and multiwavelength catalogue of X-ray sources

We present the optical identifications and a multi-band catalogue of a sample of 478 X-ray sources detected in the XMM-Newton  and Chandra surveys of the central 0.6 deg2 of the ELAIS-S1 field. The most likely optical/infrared counterpart of each X-ray source was identified using the chance coincidence probability in the R and IRAC 3.6 μm bands. This method was complemented by...

The BeppoSAX High Energy Large Area Survey (HELLAS) — III. Testing synthesis models for the X-ray background

. , 2001 , MNRAS, 323 , 373 Fiore F. , Elvis M. , Giommi P. , Padovani P. , 1998 , ApJ, 492 , 79 Fiore F. , La Franca F., Giommi P. , Elvis M. , Matt G. , Comastri A. , Molendi S. , Gioia I. , 1999 , MNRAS ... . , Pompilio F. , La Franca F., 1999 , New Astron., 4 , 191 Miyaji T. , Hasinger G. , Schmidt M. , 2000 , A &A, 353 , 25 Mushotzky R. F. , Cowie L. L. , Barger A. J. , Arnaud K. A. , 2000 , Nat, 404 , 459 Perri

The radio-mid-infrared correlation and the contribution of 15-µm galaxies to the 1.4-GHz source counts

The radio counterparts to the 15-µm sources in the European Large Area ISO Survey southern fields are identified in 1.4-GHz maps down to ∼80 µJy. The radio-mid-infrared correlation is investigated and derived for the first time at these flux densities for a sample of this size. Our results show that radio and mid-infrared (MIR) luminosities correlate almost as well as radio and...

The HELLAS2XMM survey - VIII. Optical identifications of the extended sample

, 19 Fiore, F. 2004 , NuPhS, 132 , 69 Fiore , F. , La Franca , F. , Vignali , C. , et al. 2000 , NewA, 5 , 143 Fiore , F. , Brusa , M. , Cocchia , F. , et al. 2003 , A &A, 409 , 79 Georgakakis, A

The HELLAS2XMM survey - VIII. Optical identifications of the extended sample

, 19 Fiore, F. 2004 , NuPhS, 132 , 69 Fiore , F. , La Franca , F. , Vignali , C. , et al. 2000 , NewA, 5 , 143 Fiore , F. , Brusa , M. , Cocchia , F. , et al. 2003 , A &A, 409 , 79 Georgakakis, A

A survey of UV-excess AGNs in the South Galactic Pole - A sample for the analysis of the QSO clustering

Spectra, position, magnitudes and colors are presented for 485 faint () emission line objects selected with the ultraviolet-excess (UVX) criterion on a area of 24.6 deg2 in the South Galactic Pole. The objects were selected from the analysis of pixel-to-pixel stacking of COSMOS scans of UKST U J and R plates. The candidates were observed with the Meudon-ESO Fiber Optics System...

Large-scale structure in the ELAIS S1 Survey

We present an analysis of the two-point angular correlation function of The European Large-Area Infrared Space Observatory (ELAIS) S1 survey. The survey covers 4 deg2 and contains 462 sources detected at 15 μm to a 5σ flux limit of 0.45 mJy. Using the 329 extragalactic sources not repeated in different observations, we detect a significant clustering signal; the resulting angular...

Mid-infrared spectroscopy of infrared-luminous galaxies at z∼ 0.5–3

We present results on low-resolution mid-infrared (MIR) spectra of 70 IR-luminous galaxies obtained with the infrared spectrograph (IRS) onboard Spitzer. We selected sources from the European Large Area Infrared Survey with S15 > 0.8 mJy and photometric or spectroscopic z > 1. About half of the samples are quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) in the optical, while the remaining sources...

The XMM-Newton survey of the ELAIS-S1 field - I. Number counts, angular correlation function and X-ray spectral properties

. La Franca 2 N. Sacchi 2 A. Franceschini 7 S. Berta 7 H. Buttery 6 J. E. Dias 6 INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma via Frascati Monteporzio-Catone Italy e-mail: 0 Dip. di Fisica, Universitá degli ... A&A Astronomy & Astrophysics S. Puccetti 1 F. Fiore V. D'Elia I. Pillitteri 0 C. Feruglio A. Grazian M. Brusa 5 P. Ciliegi 4 A. Comastri 4 C. Gruppioni 4 M. Mignoli 4 C. Vignali 3 G. Zamorani 4 F