Only a few percent of IRAS detected galaxies are clearly AGN. IRAS selected AGN samples are biased towards type 2 Seyferts, indicating the importance of dust absorption and re-emission. Most high luminosity IRAS galaxies appear to be starbursts rather than AGN, but a population of completely dust enshrouded AGN may be dominating at the very highest luminosities. A large minority (≡40%) of high luminosity IRAS galaxies appear to be in interacting or merging systems.
|Title of host publication||Comets to Cosmology; Proceedings of the Third IRAS Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jul 1987|