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2001ApJS..134...35F - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 134, 35-51 (2001/May-0)

Emission line properties of the large bright quasar survey.

FORSTER K., GREEN P.J., ALDCROFT T.L., VESTERGAARD M., FOLTZ C.B. and HEWETT P.C.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present measurements of the optical/UV emission lines for a large homogeneous sample of 993 quasars from the Large Bright Quasar Survey. Our largely automated technique accounts for continuum breaks and galactic reddening, and we perform multicomponent fits to emission line profiles, including the effects of blended iron emission, and of absorption lines both galactic and intrinsic. Here we describe the fitting algorithm and present the results of line fits to the LBQS sample, including upper limits to line equivalent widths when warranted. The distribution of measured line parameters, principally Wλ and FWHM, are detailed for a variety of lines, including upper limits. We thus initiate a large-scale investigation of correlations between the high-energy continuum and emission lines in quasars, to be extended to complementary samples using similar techniques. High-quality, reproducible measurements of emission lines for uniformly selected samples will advance our understanding of active galaxies, especially in a new era of large surveys selected by a variety of complementary methods.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Active - Galaxies: Quasars: Emission Lines - Galaxies: Quasars: General - Ultraviolet: Galaxies

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJS/134/35): table1.dat table5.dat table6.dat>

Simbad objects: 1056

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