Host Galaxies of 2MASS-selected QSOs to Redshift 0.3*

@article{Hutchings2003HostGO,
  title={Host Galaxies of 2MASS-selected QSOs to Redshift 0.3*},
  author={John B. Hutchings and Natasha Maddox and Roc M. Cutri and Brant O. Nelson},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={126},
  pages={63-72}
}
We present and discuss optical imaging of 76 active galactic nuclei (AGNs) that represent the selected Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) sample for z < 0.3, from a full list of 243. They are found to have dust-obscured nuclei, residing in host galaxies that show a high fraction (greater than 70%) of tidal interactions. The derived luminosities of the AGNs and host galaxies are similar to traditionally selected AGNs, and they may comprise some 40% of the total AGN population at low redshift. We… 

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