2012 Wyoming Reverberation Mapping

Wyoming AGN Group, REU program, other friends and collaborators.

Files here are for students and collaborators of the Wyoming 2012 Reverberation Mapping campaign (summer and fall).

Lecture Slides and other materials:

Introduction to Quasars and AGNs (power point slides).

Papers of interest:

Kaspi et al. (2000) Peterson et al. (2004) Haas et al. (2011) Denney et al (2009) Bentz et al. (2006) Peterson (2011)

Journal Club

Journal club will meet on Fridays at 3:00 PM.
Here is the schedule, I will post links to papers as we go:
6/1-Mike D.: Peterson (2011) Links to the M-sigma papers I suggested reading as well: Gebhardt et al. (2000), and Ferrarese et al. (2000)
6/8-Mike B.: Denny et al. (2009). Reverberation mapping of a single Seyfert 1 galaxy.
6/15-Rana: Rafter et al. (2011). RM of an intermediate mass BH.
6/22-Caroline: Onken et al. (2007). Comparison between BH masses using RM and stellar dynamics for NGC 4151.
6/29-David: Wandel et al. (1999). Comparing BH masses using RM and photoionization modeling.
7/6-Mara: McLure and Jarvis (2002) Measuring the black hole masses and high-redshift quasars
7/13-Jessie: Ho et al. (2012). Simultaneous UV and optical emission line profiles, and effects on BH mass estimates. We may start a little late, depending on how long Bri's defense goes (starts at 2 PM).
7/20-Michelle: Ilic et al. (2012) . Physical conditions in the BLR.
7/27-Nick: Grier et al (2012) Reverberation Mapping Results for 5 Seyfert-1 Galaxies ------------------------------------------------------------ Grier et al. (2012) Apologies



Radio-Quiet: RXJ J17366+7205 (NOT CONFIRMED -- we'll likely drop), 1ES 0206+522, MARK 1040, SDSS J16050+4526 (Halpha line ok, but Hbeta not, reddened, lower priority?), MARK 885

Radio-Loud (in general higher priority, but don't skip a bright, easy, rapidly varying radio-quiet target!): 4U 0241+61, RGB J1738+324 (blazar?), IRAS 17490+2659, 4C 74.26, B3 1702+457, 3C 382.0, NGC 1275 (micro-blazar?), Markarian 6 (repeat), 3C 120 (south, repeat), 3C 390.3 (way north! repeat), PG 2209+184 (south), PG 2349-014 (south, higher z)

Flux standard stars: Feige 34, BD+284211, G191B2B, HZ 44. Feige 34 and HZ 44 are spring/summer standards, while BD 284211 and G 191B2B are more fall and winter.

Spectroscopic observing tips: Use EW slit (position angle 90 degrees), 10 arcsecond width. Use only the above standard stars (start of night, Feige 34 is ok, but better is end of night BD 284211 available all summer and fall), 2x2 minutes, at least once per night. Arclamp: observe with narrow slit (1 arcsecond) at start or end of night.

To do: Positions/z/observability dates from WY. Luminosity to predict time lags (and sampling interval). Integration times. B, V light curves, Hbeta/Halpha light curves.

Telescope notes:

RBO pointing fun

WIRO/RBO weather

WIRO/RBO Clear Sky Chart

Links/items you might find of use (will be regularly updated):

Astronomy Picture of the Day is a great webpage to visit every day.

NASA's Extragalactic Database (NED).

The Veron-Cetty Veron Catalog of Quasars & AGN.

Advice on giving a scientific presentation

Hannah Jang-Condell's presentation on accretion disks

Others: ADS, astro-ph, skycalc, SDSS...