Chasing the heaviest black holes of jetted active galactic nuclei

@article{Ghisellini2010ChasingTH,
  title={Chasing the heaviest black holes of jetted active galactic nuclei},
  author={G. Ghisellini and R. Ceca and M. Volonteri and G. Ghirlanda and F. Tavecchio and L. Foschini and G. Tagliaferri and F. Haardt and G. Pareschi and J. G. INAF-OABrera and Italy. and M. Univ. and Usa and Insubria Univ. and Cfa},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={405},
  pages={387-400}
}
We investigate the physical properties of 10 blazars at redshift greater than 2 detected in the 3-yr all-sky survey performed by the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) on board the Swift satellite. We find that the jets of these blazars are among the most powerful known. Furthermore, the mass of their central black hole, inferred from the optical–ultraviolet bump, exceeds a few billions of solar masses, with accretion luminosities being a large fraction of the Eddington one. We compare their… Expand
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