The UV-bright Quasar Survey (UVQS): DR1. Monroe, T. R., Prochaska, J. X., Tejos, N., Worseck, G., Hennawi, J. F., Schmidt, T., Tumlinson, J., & Shen, Y. 2016. cite arxiv:1602.06255Comment: 11 pages, 11 figures, 6 stub tables. Accepted to AJ. See also https://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/uvqs/
The UV-bright Quasar Survey (UVQS): DR1 [link]Paper  abstract   bibtex   
We present the first data release (DR1) from our UV-bright Quasar Survey (UVQS) for new $z ∼1$ active galactic nuclei (AGN) across the sky. Using simple GALEX UV and WISE near-IR color selection criteria, we generated a list of 1450 primary candidates with $FUV < 18.5$ mag. We obtained discovery spectra, primarily on 3m-class telescopes, for 1040 of these candidates and confirmed 86% as AGN with redshifts generally at $z>0.5$. Including a small set of observed secondary candidates, we report the discovery of 217 AGN with $FUV < 18$ mag that had no previously reported spectroscopic redshift. These are excellent potential targets for UV spectroscopy before the end of the \it Hubble Space Telescope mission. The main data products are publicly released through the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes.
@misc{monroe2016uvbright,
  abstract = {We present the first data release (DR1) from our UV-bright Quasar Survey
(UVQS) for new $z \sim 1$ active galactic nuclei (AGN) across the sky. Using
simple GALEX UV and WISE near-IR color selection criteria, we generated a list
of 1450 primary candidates with $FUV < 18.5$ mag. We obtained discovery
spectra, primarily on 3m-class telescopes, for 1040 of these candidates and
confirmed 86% as AGN with redshifts generally at $z>0.5$. Including a small set
of observed secondary candidates, we report the discovery of 217 AGN with $FUV
< 18$ mag that had no previously reported spectroscopic redshift. These are
excellent potential targets for UV spectroscopy before the end of the {\it
Hubble Space Telescope} mission. The main data products are publicly released
through the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes.},
  added-at = {2016-02-22T10:02:26.000+0100},
  author = {Monroe, TalaWanda R. and Prochaska, J. Xavier and Tejos, N. and Worseck, G. and Hennawi, Joseph F. and Schmidt, Tobias and Tumlinson, Jason and Shen, Yue},
  biburl = {http://www.bibsonomy.org/bibtex/26eb408313342c5ac490e67f22d1a70c7/miki},
  description = {[1602.06255] The UV-bright Quasar Survey (UVQS): DR1},
  interhash = {d8a0267f898d50ceaac9ee061ffa7ec5},
  intrahash = {6eb408313342c5ac490e67f22d1a70c7},
  keywords = {uv low-z bright qso},
  note = {cite arxiv:1602.06255Comment: 11 pages, 11 figures, 6 stub tables. Accepted to AJ. See also  https://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/uvqs/},
  timestamp = {2016-02-22T10:02:26.000+0100},
  title = {The UV-bright Quasar Survey (UVQS): DR1},
  url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.06255},
  year = 2016
}
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