The Intrinsic Properties of AGN

Richard Mushotzky , NASA/GSFC

I will present results from our team's follow-up observations in the x-ray,IR and optical bands of the ~150 hard x-ray selected sources from the first 9 months of the Swift BAT survey. This is the first survey not biased by absorption effects in the local universe. The nature of the host galaxies, the effects of obscuration, and the constraints on reflection will be presented.