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Sixteen New AGN discovered in the Swift/BAT All-Sky Hard X-ray Survey

ATEL # 1793; W. H. Baumgartner (UMBC & NASA/GSFC), J. Tueller (NASA/GSFC),
on 20 Oct 2008; 21:46 UT
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Subjects: Optical, X-ray, Gamma Ray, AGN
Referred to by ATEL #: 1794

We report 16 new AGN detected at >4.8 sigma significance in the 14-195 keV band using the first 22 months of data (15 Dec 2004 -- 1 Nov 2006) from the Swift/BAT Survey (Markwardt et al 2005 ApJL 633, 77; Tueller et al 2008 ApJ 681, 113). Each of these new BAT sources was followed up with observations taken with Swift/XRT or examinations of Chandra or XMM archival data. We have detected an X-ray (3-10 keV) counterpart to each BAT source. In each case an extended optical or near-IR source was also found at the X-ray counterpart location. The errors on the BAT positions are accurate to within 3 arcminutes (90%), and the errors on XRT positions are typically 3-4 arcseconds.

The first table below lists the BAT sources confirmed as AGN with optical spectra. We give Seyfert types for these BAT sources from our own examination of the optical spectra.

The second table lists the BAT sources for which no optical spectra are available. All of these sources have extended, galaxy-like optical or near-IR counterparts, and therefore they are highly likely to be AGN.

      AGN with optical confirmation:                                         								       BAT Name            Sgnf Flux  Counterpart              Spec  Type     ------------------  ---- ----  -----------------------  ----  -----    SWIFT J0100.9-4750  5.60 2.44  2MASX J01003490-4752033  6df   Sy1.8    SWIFT J0623.8-3215  6.15 2.34  ESO 426- G 002           6df   Sy2      SWIFT J0800.1+2324  6.55 3.08  CGCG 118-036             SDSS  Sy2      SWIFT J0923.9-3143  4.86 2.23  2MASX J09235371-3141305  6df   Sy1.8    SWIFT J1513.4-8126  6.00 2.85  2MASX J15144217-8123377  6df   Sy1.8    SWIFT J1620.5+8103  7.16 2.54  CGCG 367-009             P200  Sy2      							  	       AGN without optical spectra:				  	       								       SWIFT J0248.7+2626  5.99 2.96  2MASX J02485937+2630391                 SWIFT J0543.7-2741  5.09 2.02  MCG -05-14-012                          SWIFT J0544.3+5910  5.06 2.34  2MASX J05442257+5907361                 SWIFT J0709.4-1108  4.81 2.37  2MASX J07094208-1107527		       SWIFT J1246.9+5433  7.63 2.53  NGC 4686                                SWIFT J1439.2+1417  5.44 2.51  2MASX J14391186+1415215                 SWIFT J1453.1+2556  5.49 2.28  2MASX J14530794+2554327                 SWIFT J1830.8+0927  6.84 3.66  2MASX J18305065+0928414                 SWIFT J2118.9+3336  4.83 1.93  2MASX J21192912+3332566                 SWIFT J2341.8+3034  6.79 2.75  UGC 12741                               							  	       Significances are BAT detection significances in sigma units, and      fluxes are in units of 10^-11 ergs sec^-1 cm^-2 in the 		       14-195 keV band.	                                  	       								       <\pre>								       								        

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