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Paper: Distinguishing between AGN and Star-Forming Galaxies in ATLAS
Volume: 408, The Starburst−AGN Connection
Page: 169
Authors: Randall, K.E.; Hopkins, A.M.; Norris, R.P.; Mao, M.Y.
Abstract: The Australia Telescope Large Area Survey (ATLAS) is the widest deep radio survey ever attempted, covering 7 square degrees of sky in two separate fields, with extensive multi-wavelength data. The primary aim of this research is to investigate all possible discriminants between active galactic nuclei (AGN) and star-formation (SF) in ATLAS, with the goal of comparing discriminants, identifying the strengths and weaknesses, and establishing an optimum technique given the available data. Ultimately, all possible discriminants will be utilized, including optical/infrared SEDs, spectroscopic line widths, optical line ratios, radio spectral indices, variability, morphology, polarization and the radio/FIR correlation. A preliminary investigation using only the available spectroscopic data in ATLAS is ongoing. Results from this investigation are presented, exploring the proportion of AGN/SF galaxies as a function of radio flux density down to 150μJy. Three faint GPS candidates are also presented, as a preliminary result from ATLAS.
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