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Blue outliers among intermediate redshift quasars

  • P. Marziani
  • J. W. Sulentic
  • G. M. Stirpe
  • D. Dultzin
  • A. Del Olmo
  • M. A. Martínez-Carballo
Original Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Line Shifts in Astrophysics and Laboratory Plasma

Abstract

\(\mbox{[OIII]}\lambda 5007\) “blue outliers”—that are suggestive of outflows in the narrow line region of quasars—appear to be much more common at intermediate \(z\) (high luminosity) than at low \(z\). About \(40~\%\) of quasars in a Hamburg ESO intermediate \(z\) sample of 52 sources qualify as “blue outliers” (i.e., quasars with \(\mbox{[OIII]}\lambda\lambda 4959,5007\) lines showing large systematic blueshifts with respect to rest frame). We discuss major findings on what has become an intriguing field in active galactic nuclei research and stress the relevance of “blue outliers” to feedback and host galaxy evolution.

Keywords

Galaxies: active Quasars: emission lines Quasars: general Techniques: spectroscopic Astronomical databases: surveys 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Junta de Andalucía through project TIC114, and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) through project AYA2013-42227-P.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Marziani
    • 1
  • J. W. Sulentic
    • 2
  • G. M. Stirpe
    • 3
  • D. Dultzin
    • 4
  • A. Del Olmo
    • 5
  • M. A. Martínez-Carballo
    • 5
  1. 1.Osservatorio Astronomico di PadovaINAFPadovaItalia
  2. 2.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)GranadaSpain
  3. 3.Osservatorio Astronomico di BolognaINAFBolognaItalia
  4. 4.Instituto de AstronomíaUNAMMexico, D.F.Mexico
  5. 5.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)GranadaSpain

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