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Title: Correlation between the ionizing continuum and the variable C iv broad absorption line in multi-epoch observations of SDSS J141007.74+541203.3

Abstract

Abstract Correlations between the variations of quasar absorption lines and the ionizing continuum have been confirmed recently in systematic studies. However, no convincing individual case is reported. We present a statistical analysis of the variable C iv broad absorption line (BAL) in the quasar SDSS J141007.74+541203.3, which has been observed with 44 epochs by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 14. Grier et al. have concluded that the most likely cause of the variability of the BAL in SDSS J141007.74+541203.3 is a rapid response to changes in the incident ionizing continuum. In this paper, we confirm the anticorrelation between the equivalent width of BALs and the flux of the continuum based on the spectra of this quasar, which show significant variations. This serves as further independent evidence for the conclusions of Grier et al.

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 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. School of Physics and Electronic Information, Yunnan normal University, Kunming 650500, China
  2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Baise University, Baise 533000, China
  3. School of Information Engineering, Baise University, Baise 533000, China
  4. Center for Astrophysics, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
  5. Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
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OSTI Identifier:
1526091
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Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Journal Volume: 487 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
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Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

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Huang, Hong-Yan, Pan, Cai-Juan, Lu, Wei-Jian, Qin, Yi-Ping, Lin, Ying-Ru, Huang, Wei-Rong, Zhou, Yu-Tao, Yao, Min, Nong, Wei-Jing, Lu, Mei-Mei, Yao, Zhi-Kao, and Han, Qing-Lin. Correlation between the ionizing continuum and the variable C iv broad absorption line in multi-epoch observations of SDSS J141007.74+541203.3. United Kingdom: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1454.
Huang, Hong-Yan, Pan, Cai-Juan, Lu, Wei-Jian, Qin, Yi-Ping, Lin, Ying-Ru, Huang, Wei-Rong, Zhou, Yu-Tao, Yao, Min, Nong, Wei-Jing, Lu, Mei-Mei, Yao, Zhi-Kao, & Han, Qing-Lin. Correlation between the ionizing continuum and the variable C iv broad absorption line in multi-epoch observations of SDSS J141007.74+541203.3. United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1454
Huang, Hong-Yan, Pan, Cai-Juan, Lu, Wei-Jian, Qin, Yi-Ping, Lin, Ying-Ru, Huang, Wei-Rong, Zhou, Yu-Tao, Yao, Min, Nong, Wei-Jing, Lu, Mei-Mei, Yao, Zhi-Kao, and Han, Qing-Lin. Thu . "Correlation between the ionizing continuum and the variable C iv broad absorption line in multi-epoch observations of SDSS J141007.74+541203.3". United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1454.
@article{osti_1526091,
title = {Correlation between the ionizing continuum and the variable C iv broad absorption line in multi-epoch observations of SDSS J141007.74+541203.3},
author = {Huang, Hong-Yan and Pan, Cai-Juan and Lu, Wei-Jian and Qin, Yi-Ping and Lin, Ying-Ru and Huang, Wei-Rong and Zhou, Yu-Tao and Yao, Min and Nong, Wei-Jing and Lu, Mei-Mei and Yao, Zhi-Kao and Han, Qing-Lin},
abstractNote = {Abstract Correlations between the variations of quasar absorption lines and the ionizing continuum have been confirmed recently in systematic studies. However, no convincing individual case is reported. We present a statistical analysis of the variable C iv broad absorption line (BAL) in the quasar SDSS J141007.74+541203.3, which has been observed with 44 epochs by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 14. Grier et al. have concluded that the most likely cause of the variability of the BAL in SDSS J141007.74+541203.3 is a rapid response to changes in the incident ionizing continuum. In this paper, we confirm the anticorrelation between the equivalent width of BALs and the flux of the continuum based on the spectra of this quasar, which show significant variations. This serves as further independent evidence for the conclusions of Grier et al.},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/stz1454},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
number = 2,
volume = 487,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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