Optical emission line properties of a sample of the broad-line AGNs: the Baldwin effect and eigenvector 1

Дата и время публикации : 2011-06-15T16:47:22Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Luka C. Popovic
Jelena Kovacevic

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Коментарии к cтатье: Accepted in ApJ
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: We divide a sample of 302 type-1 AGNs into two subsamples based on the narrow line [OIII]/Hbeta_{NLR} ratio, since we expect that there will be a stronger starburst (HII region) contribution to the narrow line emission for R=log([OIII]/Hbeta_{NLR})<0.5. For the two samples we {find significant differences in correlations between} spectral properties of objects with $R<0.5$ and R>0.5. {We find similar differences when we divided the sample based on the FWHM ratios of [OIII] and broad Hbeta lines (R_1=log(FWHM[OIII]/FWHM Hbeta_broad)^>_<-0.8), i.e. similar correlations between R>0.5 and R_1<-0.8 subsamples from one side and R<0.5 and R_1>-0.8 subsamples from the other side.} The most interesting difference is in the correlation between the broad Hbeta FWHM and luminosity in the R<0.5 (R_1>-0.8) sample that indicates a connection between the BLR kinematics and photoionization source. We discuss possible effects which can cause such differences in spectral properties of two subsamples.

Category: Physics