The HELLAS2XMM survey
X. The bolometric output of luminous obscured quasars: The Spitzer perspective
Dipartimento di Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, 40127 Bologna, Italy
2 INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, 40127 Bologna, Italy
3 INAF - Istituto di Radioastronomia (IRA), via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
4 Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Giessenbachstrasse 1, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
5 INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, via Frascati 33, 00040 Monteporzio-Catone (RM), Italy
6 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Roma, Italy
Accepted: 21 March 2007
Aims.We aim at estimating the spectral energy distributions (SEDs) and the physical parameters related to the black holes harbored in eight high X-ray-to-optical () obscured quasars at selected in the 2–10 keV band from the HELLAS2XMM survey.
Methods.We use IRAC and MIPS 24 μm observations, along with optical and Ks-band photometry, to obtain the SEDs of the sources. The observed SEDs are modeled using a combination of an elliptical template and torus emission (using the phenomenological templates of Silva et al. 2004) for six sources associated with passive galaxies; for two point-like sources, the empirical SEDs of red quasars are adopted. The bolometric luminosities and the relation are used to provide an estimate of the masses and Eddington ratios of the black holes residing in these AGN.
Results.All of our sources are detected in the IRAC and MIPS (at 24 μm) bands. The SED modeling described above is in good agreement with the observed near- and mid-infrared data. The derived bolometric luminosities are in the range 1045-1047 erg s-1, and the median 2–10 keV bolometric correction is ≈25, consistent with the widely adopted value derived by Elvis et al. (1994). For the objects with elliptical-like profiles in the Ks band, we derive high stellar masses (0.8-6.2)1011 , black hole masses in the range (0.2-2.5)109 , and Eddington ratios , suggesting a low-accretion phase.
Key words: quasars: general / galaxies: nuclei / galaxies: active
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