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Volume 495, Number 2, February IV 2009
Page(s) 421 - 430
Section Extragalactic astronomy
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:200810620
Published online 22 December 2008
A&A 495, 421-430 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:200810620

CAIXA: a catalogue of AGN in the XMM-Newton archive

I. Spectral analysis
S. Bianchi1, 2, M. Guainazzi2, G. Matt1, N. Fonseca Bonilla2, and G. Ponti3

1  Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Roma, Italy
    e-mail: bianchi@fis.uniroma3.it
2  XMM-Newton Science Operations Center, European Space Astronomy Center, ESA, Apartado 50727, 28080 Madrid, Spain
3  Laboratoire APC, UMR 7164, 10 rue A. Domon et L. Duquet, 75205 Paris, France

Received 16 July 2008 / Accepted 30 October 2008

Aims. We present CAIXA, a Catalogue of AGN In the XMM-Newton Archive. It consists of all the radio-quiet X-ray unobscured ( $N_\mathrm{H}<2\times10^{22}$ cm-2) active galactic nuclei (AGN) observed by XMM-Newton in targeted observations, whose data are public as of March 2007. With its 156 sources, this is the largest catalogue of high signal-to-noise X-ray spectra of AGN.
Methods. All the EPIC pn spectra of the sources in CAIXA were extracted homogeneously, and a baseline model was applied in order to derive their basic X-ray properties. These data are complemented by multiwavelength data found in the literature: black hole masses, full width half maximum (FWHM) of H$\beta$, radio and optical fluxes.
Results. Here we describe our homogeneous spectral analysis of the X-ray data in CAIXA and present all the results on the parameters adopted in our best-fit models.

Key words: galaxies: active -- galaxies: Seyfert -- quasars: general -- X-rays: general

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