We obtained long-slit optical spectra of the nuclear regions of 376 galaxies in the local Universe using the 1.5 m Cassini telescope of Bologna Observatory. Of these spectra, 164 were either never taken before by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), or given by the Nasa Extragalactic Database (NED). With these new spectra, we contribute investigating the occurrence of active galactic nuclei (AGNs). Nevertheless, we stress that the present sample is by no means complete, thus, it cannot be used to perform any demographic study. Following the method used in a previous work, we classify the nuclear spectra using a six bin scheme: SEY (Seyfert), sAGN (strong AGN), and wAGN (weak AGN) represent active galactic nuclei of different levels of activity; HII accounts for star-forming nuclei; RET (retired) and PAS (passive) refer to nuclei with poor or no star-formation activity. The spectral classification is performed using the ratio of λ 6584 [NII] to Hα lines and the equivalent width (EW) of Hα versus [NII]/Hα (WHAN diagnostic introduced by Cid Fernandes and collaborators) after correcting Hα for underlying absorption. The obtained spectra are made available in machine readable format via the Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS) and NED. © 2013 ESO.

Gavazzi, G., Consolandi, G., Dotti, M., Fossati, M., Savorgnan, G., Gualandi, R., et al. (2013). Red-channel (6000-8000 Å) nuclear spectra of 376 local galaxies. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 558 [10.1051/0004-6361/201322016].

Red-channel (6000-8000 Å) nuclear spectra of 376 local galaxies

GAVAZZI, GIUSEPPE;CONSOLANDI, GUIDO;DOTTI, MASSIMO;Fossati, M;
2013

Abstract

We obtained long-slit optical spectra of the nuclear regions of 376 galaxies in the local Universe using the 1.5 m Cassini telescope of Bologna Observatory. Of these spectra, 164 were either never taken before by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), or given by the Nasa Extragalactic Database (NED). With these new spectra, we contribute investigating the occurrence of active galactic nuclei (AGNs). Nevertheless, we stress that the present sample is by no means complete, thus, it cannot be used to perform any demographic study. Following the method used in a previous work, we classify the nuclear spectra using a six bin scheme: SEY (Seyfert), sAGN (strong AGN), and wAGN (weak AGN) represent active galactic nuclei of different levels of activity; HII accounts for star-forming nuclei; RET (retired) and PAS (passive) refer to nuclei with poor or no star-formation activity. The spectral classification is performed using the ratio of λ 6584 [NII] to Hα lines and the equivalent width (EW) of Hα versus [NII]/Hα (WHAN diagnostic introduced by Cid Fernandes and collaborators) after correcting Hα for underlying absorption. The obtained spectra are made available in machine readable format via the Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS) and NED. © 2013 ESO.
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Galaxies: active; Galaxies: nuclei; Galaxies: Seyfert; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Space and Planetary Science
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Gavazzi, G., Consolandi, G., Dotti, M., Fossati, M., Savorgnan, G., Gualandi, R., et al. (2013). Red-channel (6000-8000 Å) nuclear spectra of 376 local galaxies. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 558 [10.1051/0004-6361/201322016].
Gavazzi, G; Consolandi, G; Dotti, M; Fossati, M; Savorgnan, G; Gualandi, R; Bruni, I
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