The HST absorption line key project. IX. Emission line studies of PG 2251+113
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Espey, B.R., Turnshek, D.A., Lee, L., Weymann, R.J., Bahcall, J.N., Bergeron, J., Boksenberg, A., Hartig, G.F., Januzzi, B.T., Sargent, W.L.W., Savage, B.D., Schneider, D.P., and Wolfe, A.M. 'The HST absorption line key project. IX. Emission line studies of PG 2251+113' in Astrophysical Journal, 434, 1994, pp. 484 ? 492.
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We present Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and quasi-simultaneous ground-based observations of the z = 0.3252 QSO PG 2251113. We find a correlation between line widths and the critical density for de-excitation of the forbidden emission lines observed in this object. We can show that this correlation also applies to the semiforbidden and possibly also the permitted lines which arise in the broad emission-line region. While this result was predicted from statistical studies, it has never previously been shown to hold in detail in any individual object. This relationship between the narrow and broad emission-line regions may help constrain dynamical models of both regions. We examine the implications of this result for a simple radial infall model of the emitting gas developed to explain the origin of narrow-line profiles.
Author: ESPEY, BRIAN RUSSELL
Publisher:American Astronomical Society
Type of material:Journal Article
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