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Proposal Information for 2011B-0207


PI: Lisa Winter, University of Colorado, Hubble Fellow, lisa.winter@colorado.edu
Address: Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, 593 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309, United States

CoI: Sylvain Veilleux, University of Maryland
CoI: David Rupke, Rhodes College
CoI: John Stocke, University of Colorado
CoI: Brian Keeney, University of Colorado
CoI: Hannah Krug, University of Maryland

Title: Determining the Optical Outflow Properties of Low Redshift Seyfert 1s Detected in the Hard X-rays

Abstract: Mass outflows from AGN are believed to affect their host galaxy's evolution -- enriching their local ISM and potentially IGM with metals from supernova explosions and quenching epochs of star formation -- however, the properties of these outflows are poorly understood. Even the fraction of outflows is not known, since previous studies were based on sources selected for their optical/X-ray brightness. With the Swift BAT AGN survey, we have identified a sample of 51 Seyfert 1--1.5s. Data are already available to study the UV and X-ray properties of the outflows of many of these sources. Coupled with these observations, we propose medium to high resolution optical spectra to study both the ionized outflows through shifts in [O III] emission and the neutral outflows with the Na ID doublet in the southern sources, as a complementary program to our accepted APO observations of the northern sources. In addition to the outflow properties, uniform optical spectra are not available for the southern BAT-detected sources. These observations will provide important properties of the AGN such as their black hole mass, luminosities, and emission line properties.


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