The recently released 105-month Swift-Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) all-sky hard X-ray survey catalog presents an opportunity to study astrophysical objects detected in the deepest look at the entire hard X-ray (14-195 keV) sky. Here we report the results of a multifrequency study of 146 blazars from this catalog, quadrupling the number compared to past studies, by utilizing recent data from the Fermi-Large Area Telescope (LAT), Swift-BAT, and archival measurements. In our γ-ray analysis of ∼10 yr of the LAT data, 101 are found as γ-ray emitters, whereas, 45 remains LAT undetected. We model the broadband spectral energy distributions with a synchrotron-inverse Compton radiative model. On average, BAT detected sources host massive black holes (M bh ∼ 109 M ⊙) and luminous accretion disks (L d ∼ 1046 erg s-1). At high redshifts (z > 2), BAT blazars host more powerful jets with luminous accretion disks compared to those detected only with Fermi-LAT. We find good agreement in the black hole masses derived from the single-epoch optical spectroscopic measurements and standard accretion disk modeling approaches. Other physical properties of BAT blazars are similar to those known for Fermi-LAT detected objects.
The Astrophysical Journal
- Pub Date:
- August 2019
- galaxies: active;
- galaxies: jets;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- 16 pages, 7 figures, 6 tables, to appear in the Astrophysical Journal. Full data tables and SED plots are included in the arXiv uploaded files