AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 11. Seyfert Galaxies and AGNs
Poster, Monday, January 6, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[11.16U] Classifying Serendipitous Sources for the ChaMP

D. Wik (Ohio University), J. Silverman, P. Green (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), ChaMP Group

ChaMP, the Chandra Multiwavelength Project, is producing a large database of optical, radio, and other wavelength data to complement the archived observations made by the Chandra X-ray observatory. A key component of the project is the classification of X-ray objects using optical spectroscopy. We develop and test a semi-automated cross-correlation routine on a bright (r'<17) and on a fainter (17<r'<22) spectroscopic sample. The routine correctly identifies stars to within 1 spectral type and produces redshifts for >80% of the identified AGN and for 60% of identified galaxies. The overall X-ray and optical properties of the extragalactic faint sample are also presented and briefly discussed.

The ChaMP project can be found on the web at http://hea-www.harvard.edu/CHAMP/.

This work was funded in part by NSF grant AST-9731923 through the SAO Summer Intern Program.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: wik@helios.phy.ohiou.edu

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