Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 360, 1455-1470 (2005/July-2)
Unusual high-redshift radio broad absorption-line quasar 1624+3758.
BENN C.R., CARBALLO R., HOLT J., VIGOTTI M., GONZALEZ-SERRANO J.I., MACK K.-H. and PERLEY R.A.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present observations of the most radio-luminous broad absorption-line (BAL) quasar known, 1624+3758, at redshift z= 3.377. The quasar has several unusual properties. (1) The Feii UV191 1787-Åemission line is very prominent. (2) The BAL trough (BALnicity index 2990 km/s) is detached by 21000 km/s and extends to velocity v=-29000 km/s. There are additional intrinsic absorbers at -1900 and -2800 km/s. (3) The radio rotation measure of the quasar, 18350 rad/m2, is the second highest known. The radio luminosity is P1.4GHz= 4.3x1027 W/Hz (H0= 50 km/s/Mpc, q0= 0.5) and the radio loudness is R*= 260. The radio source is compact and the radio spectrum is GHz-peaked, consistent with it being relatively young. The width of the Civ emission line, in conjunction with the total optical luminosity, implies a black hole mass MBH∼ 109M☉, L/LEddington~ 2. The high Eddington ratio and the radio-loudness place this quasar in one corner of Boroson's two-component scheme for the classification of active galactic nuclei, implying a very high accretion rate, and this may account for some of the unusual observed properties. The v=-1900km/s absorber is a possible Lyman-limit system, with N(HI) = 4x1018/cm2, and a covering factor of 0.7. A complex mini-BAL absorber at v=-2200 to -3400 km/s is detected in each of Civ, Nv and Ovi. The blue and red components of the Civ doublet happen to be unblended, allowing both the covering factor and optical depth to be determined as a function of velocity. Variation of the covering factor with velocity dominates the form of the mini-BAL, with the absorption being saturated (e–τ~ 0) over most of the velocity range. The velocity dependence of the covering factor and the large velocity width imply that the mini-BAL is intrinsic to the quasar. There is some evidence of line-locking between velocity components in the Civ mini-BAL, suggesting that radiation pressure plays a role in accelerating the outflow.
galaxies: high-redshift - intergalactic medium - quasars: absorption lines - quasars: emission lines - quasars: general - early Universe
Table 4: [BCH2005] QSO J1624+3758 abs N.NNNN N=16.
Quasar 1624+3758 = QSO J1624+3758
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