Volume 369, Number 1, April I 2001
|Page(s)||49 - 56|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||15 April 2001|
Soft X-ray AGN luminosity function from ROSAT surveys
II. Table of the binned soft X-ray luminosity function
Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
2 Max-Planck-Inst. für Extraterrestrische Physik, Postf. 1603, 85740 Garching, Germany
3 Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany e-mail: email@example.com
4 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corresponding author: T. Miyaji, email@example.com
Accepted: 8 January 2001
This is the second paper of our investigation of the 0.5-2 keV soft X-ray luminosity function (SXLF) of active galactic nuclei (AGN) using results from ROSAT surveys of various depth. The large dynamic range of the combined sample, from shallow large-area ROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS)-based samples to the satellite's deepest pointed observation on the Lockman Hole, enabled us to trace the behavior of the SXLF. While the first paper (Miyaji et al. [CITE], hereafter Paper I) emphasized the global behavior of the SXLF, cosmological evolution and contribution to the soft X-ray background, this paper presents actual numerical values for practical use of our results. To present the binned SXLF, we have used an improved estimator, which is free from biases associated with the conventional estimator.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: evolution / (galaxies:) quasars: general / X-rays: galaxies / X-rays: general
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