X-raying the MOJAVE sample of compact extragalactic radio jets

M. Kadler*, G. Sato, J. Tueller, R. M. Sambruna, C. B. Markwardt, P. Giommi, N. Gehrels

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The MOJAVE sample is the first large radio-selected, VLBI-monitored AGN sample for which complete X-ray spectral information is being gathered. We report on the status of Swift survey observations which complement the available archival X-ray data at 0.3-10keV and in the UV with its XRT and UVOT instruments. Many of these 133 radio-brightest AGN in the northern sky are now being observed for the first time at these energies. These and complementary other multi-wavelength observations provide a large statistical sample of radio-selected AGN whose spectral energy distributions are measured from radio to gamma-ray wavelengths, available at the beginning of GLAST operations in 2008. Here, we report the X-ray spectral characteristics of 36 of these previously unobserved MOJAVE sources. In addition, the number of MOJAVE sources detected by the BAT instrument in the hard X-ray band is growing: we report the detection of five new blazars with BAT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST - Stanford, CA
Duration: 2007 Feb 52007 Feb 8


Other1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST
CityStanford, CA


  • 3C 345
  • Galaxies: Active
  • Galaxies: Individual (NRAO 140
  • Galaxies: Jets
  • PKS B 1222+216
  • PKS B 1510-089
  • PKS B2126-158)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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