Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 234, 16-16 (2018/January-0)
A catalog of quasar properties from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey.
CHEN Z.-F., PAN D.-S., PANG T.-T. and HUANG Y.
Abstract (from CDS):
Using the quasars with zem < 0.9 from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, we measure the spectral characteristics, including continuum and emission lines, around the Hβ and Hα spectral regions, which are lacking in Quasar Data Release 12 (DR12Q). We estimate the virial black hole mass from broad Hα and/or Hβ, and infer quasar redshifts from [O III] λ5007 emission lines. All the measurements and derived quantities are publicly available. A comparison between [O III] λ5007 redshifts and the visual inspection redshifts included in DR12Q indicates that the visual inspection redshifts are robust. We find that the full widths at half maximum of the broad Hα are consistent with those of the broad Hβ, while both the equivalent widths and line luminosities of the broad Hα are obviously larger than the corresponding quantities of the broad Hβ. We also find that there is an obviously systematic offset between the Hβ and Hα based mass if they are inferred from the empirical relationships in the literature. Using our large quasar sample, we have improved the Hβ and Hα based mass estimators by minimizing the difference between the Hβ- and Hα-based masses. For the black hole mass estimator (Equation (1)), we find that the coefficients (a, b) = (7.00, 0.50) for Hα and (a, b) = (6.96, 0.50) for Hβ are the best choices.
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black hole physics - catalogs - galaxies: active - quasars: emission lines - quasars: general - quasars: general
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