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See detailA Lyalpha-only Active Galactic Nucleus from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Hall, Patrick B; Hoversten, Erik A; Tremonti, Christy A et al

in Astronomical Journal (The) (2004), 127

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has discovered a z=2.4917 radio-loud active galactic nucleus (AGN) with a luminous, variable, low-polarization UV continuum, H I two-photon emission, and a moderately broad ... [more ▼]

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has discovered a z=2.4917 radio-loud active galactic nucleus (AGN) with a luminous, variable, low-polarization UV continuum, H I two-photon emission, and a moderately broad Lyalpha line (FWHM~=1430 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP]) but without obvious metal-line emission. SDSS J113658.36+024220.1 does have associated metal-line absorption in three distinct, narrow systems spanning a velocity range of 2710 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP]. Despite certain spectral similarities, SDSS J1136+0242 is not a Lyman break galaxy. Instead, the Lyalpha and two-photon emission can be attributed to an extended, low-metallicity narrow-line region. The unpolarized continuum argues that we see SDSS J1136+0242 very close to the axis of any ionization cone present. We can conceive of two plausible explanations for why we see a strong UV continuum but no broad-line emission in this ``face-on radio galaxy'' model for SDSS J1136+0242: the continuum could be relativistically beamed synchrotron emission that swamps the broad-line emission, or more likely, SDSS J1136+0242 could be similar to PG 1407+265, a quasar in which for some unknown reason the high-ionization emission lines are very broad, very weak, and highly blueshifted. [less ▲]

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See detailVLT+UVES Spectroscopy of the Ca II Low-Ionization Broad Absorption Line Quasar SDSS J030000.56+004828.0
Hall, Patrick B; Hutsemekers, Damien ULg; Anderson, Scott F et al

in Astrophysical Journal (2003), 593

We study high-resolution spectra of the ``overlapping-trough'' low-ionization broad absorption line (LoBAL) quasar SDSS J030000.56+004828.0. The Ca II, Mg II, and Mg I column densities in this object are ... [more ▼]

We study high-resolution spectra of the ``overlapping-trough'' low-ionization broad absorption line (LoBAL) quasar SDSS J030000.56+004828.0. The Ca II, Mg II, and Mg I column densities in this object are the largest reported to date for any BAL outflow. The broad Ca II absorption is mildly blended, but the blending can be disentangled to measure the Ca II column density, which is large enough that the outflow must include a strong hydrogen ionization front. The outflow begins at a blueshift of ~1650 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP] from the systemic redshift. The lowest velocity BAL region produces strong Ca II absorption but does not produce significant excited Fe II absorption, while the higher velocity excited Fe II absorption region produces very little Ca II absorption. We have found that only a disk wind outflow can explain this segregation. Whether the outflow is smooth or clumpy, we conclude that the Ca II BAL region has a density high enough to populate excited levels of Fe II but a temperature low enough to prevent them from being significantly populated. This requirement means the Ca II BAL region has T<~1100 K, and perhaps even T<~550 K. This quasar also has an associated absorption line system (AAL) that exhibits partial covering and therefore is likely located near the central engine. Its association with the BAL outflow is unclear. Blending of the AAL with the BAL trough shows that the spatial region covered by the BAL outflow can vary over velocity differences of ~1700 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP]. Based on observations from ESO Director's Discretionary Time program 267.A-5698. [less ▲]

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