1. The Observational Picture of AGN

  1. Dr. Volker Beckmann1,2 and
  2. Dr. Chris Shrader3

Published Online: 28 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527666829.ch1

Active Galactic Nuclei

Active Galactic Nuclei

How to Cite

Beckmann, V. and Shrader, C. (2012) The Observational Picture of AGN, in Active Galactic Nuclei, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527666829.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    APC Laboratory, CNRS/IN2P3 Universite Paris 7, 10 rue Alice Domon et Leonie, 75205 Paris, France

  2. 2

    APC Laboratory, CNRS/IN2P3 Université Paris Diderot, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75013 Paris, France

  3. 3

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Universities Space Research Association, Mail Code 661, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527410910

Online ISBN: 9783527666829



  • AGN phenomenon;
  • history of observation of AGN


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From Welteninseln to AGN

  • Broad Lines, Narrow Lines, and the Big Blue Bump

  • Jets and Other Outflows

  • X-ray Observations: Probing the Innermost Regions

  • Up, Up and Away: from Gamma-Rays toward the TeV Range