# On the Unification of Active Galactic Nuclei

@article{Elitzur2012OnTU,
title={On the Unification of Active Galactic Nuclei},
author={Moshe Elitzur},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
year={2012},
volume={747},
pages={1}
}
• M. Elitzur
• Published 8 February 2012
• Physics
• The Astrophysical Journal
The inevitable spread in properties of the toroidal obscuration of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) invalidates the widespread notion that type 1 and 2 AGNs are intrinsically the same objects, drawn randomly from the distribution of torus covering factors. Instead, AGNs are drawn preferentially from the distribution; type 2 are more likely drawn from the distribution higher end, type 1 from its lower end. Type 2 AGNs have a higher IR luminosity, lower narrow-line luminosity, and a higher fraction…
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