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2000MNRAS.311..541W - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 311, 541-554 (2000/January-3)

Three quasars from a survey of strong 25-µm emitters.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have carried out a spectroscopic survey of 750 sources that are strong 25-µm emitters from the IRAS Faint Source data base. Many of these sources are previously unknown active galactic nuclei including new IRAS quasars, three of which we describe here: F21382-2659, Z06367-6845 and Z05558-5008. They are all radio and X-ray quiet, and compared to the known IRAS quasars they have similar 25-µm luminosities, L(25µm), but lower values of L(25µm)/L(B). Their F(25µm)/F(60µm) IRAS colours lie in the range 0.33 to 1.08, indicating the presence of relatively warm dust, presumably in a dusty torus surrounding the central source, and with temperatures similar to those of the known IRAS quasars. The quasar with the warmest dust, F21382-2659, exhibits broad (full width at half-maximum ∼4000km.s–1) asymmetric Balmer lines with Hγ having an opposite asymmetry to the other broad lines; also Hβ (only) is double-peaked. Feii is very weak in F21382-2659 but strong in the other two quasars, and the anticorrelation between Feii and [Oiii] holds as anticipated. Two of the quasars are unpolarized: although F21382-2659 is optically polarized (2.1per cent at 4950Å), we argue that this provides little insight into the orientation of its dust torus relative to the line of sight.

Abstract Copyright: 2000, Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: fundamental parameters - quasars: emission lines - quasars: individual: IRAS Z05558-5008 - quasars: individual: IRAS Z06367-6845 - quasars: individual: IRAS F21382-2659 - infrared: galaxies

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