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The Lick AGN Monitoring Project 2011: Photometric Light Curves

Author(s): Pancoast, Anna; Skielboe, Andreas; Pei, Liuyi; Bennert, Vardha N; Sand, David J; et al

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Abstract: In Spring 2011, the Lick AGN Monitoring Project observed a sample of 15 bright, nearby Seyfert 1 galaxies in the V-band as part of a reverberation mapping campaign. The observations were taken at six ground-based telescopes, including the West Mountain Observatory 0.91 m telescope, the 0.76 m Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope, 0.6 m Super-LOTIS at Kitt Peak, the Palomar 60 inch telescope, and the 2 m Faulkes telescopes North and South. The V-band light curves measure the continuum variability of our sample of Seyferts on an almost daily cadence for 2-3 months. We use image-subtraction software to isolate the variability of the Seyfert nucleus from the constant V-band flux of the host galaxy for the most promising targets, and we adopt standard aperture photometry techniques for the targets with smaller levels of variability. These V-band light curves will be used, with measurements of the broad emission line flux, to measure supermassive black hole masses and to constrain the geometry and dynamics of the broad-line region through dynamical modeling techniques.
Publication Date: 20-Jan-2019
Electronic Publication Date: 25-Jan-2019
Citation: Pancoast, Anna, Skielboe, Andreas, Pei, Liuyi, Bennert, Vardha N, Sand, David J, Barth, Aaron J, Joner, Michael D, Thorman, Shawn, Schmidt, Thomas, Treu, Tommaso, Brewer, Brendon J, Li, Weidong, Buehler, Tabitha, Laney, C David, Canalizo, Gabriela, Filippenko, Alexei V, Greene, Jenny E, Malkan, Matthew A, Stern, Daniel, Woo, Jong-Hak. (2019). The Lick AGN Monitoring Project 2011: Photometric Light Curves. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 871 (10.3847/1538-4357/aaf806
DOI: doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aaf806
ISSN: 0004-637X
EISSN: 1538-4357
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Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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