HE0359-3959: An Extremely Radiating Quasar

DOI: 
10.3389/fspas.2017.00029
Publication date: 
30/11/2017
Main author: 
Martínez-Aldama, M. L.
IAA authors: 
Martínez-Aldama, M. L.;Del Olmo,A.; Martínez-Carballo, M. A.
Authors: 
Martínez-Aldama, M. L.;Del Olmo,A.;Marziani, P.;Negrete, C. A.; Dultzin,D.; Martínez-Carballo, M. A.
Journal: 
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
4
Pages: 
1-5
Number: 
29
Abstract: 
We present a multiwavelength spectral study of the quasar HE0359-3959, which has been identified as an extreme radiating source at intermediate redshift (z = 1.5209). Along the spectral range, the different ionic species give information about the substructures in the broad line region. The presence of a powerful outflow with an extreme blueshifted velocity of ~¿6,000 ± 500 km s¿1 is shown in the Civ¿1549 emission line. A prominent blueshifted component is also associated with the 1900Å blend, resembling the one observed in Civ¿1549. We detect a strong contribution of very the low¿ionization lines, FeII and Near-Infrared Ca II triplet. We find that the physical conditions for the low, intermediate, and high¿ionization emission lines are different, which indicate that the emission lines are emitted in different zones of the broad line region. The asymmetries shown by the profiles reveal different forces over emitter zones. The high¿ionization region is strongly dominated by radiation forces, which also affect the low and intermediate¿ionization emitter region, commonly governed by virial motions. These results support the idea that highly radiating sources host a slim disk.
URL: 
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspas.2017.00029/full
Keywords: 
quasars: emission lines, quasars: outflows, quasars: individuals HE0359-3959, quasars: supermassive black holes, galaxy evolution: feedback