We present a rest-frame composite spectrum for Seyfert 1 galaxies using spectra obtained from the 12th Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The spectrum is constructed by combining data from a total of 10112 galaxies, spanning a redshift range of 0–0.793. We produce an electronic table of the median and geometric mean composite Seyfert 1 spectrum. We measure the spectral index of the composite spectrum, and compare it with that of the composite quasar spectrum. We also measure the flux and width of the strong emission lines present in the composite spectrum. We compare the entire spectrum with the quasar spectrum in the context of the unification model for active galactic nuclei. The two composite spectra match extremely well in the blue part of the spectrum, while there is an offset in flux in the red portion of the spectrum.
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Pol, Nihan and Wadadekar, Yogesh, "Seyfert 1 composite spectrum using SDSS Legacy survey data" (2017). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 329.
Pol, Nihan., &Wadadekar, Yogesh. (2017). Seyfert 1 Composite Spectrum Using Sdss Legacy Survey Data. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465(1), 95-104. http://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw2763