Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Repeat Spectra, OVI-strong BAL quasars, Observables vs Fundamentals

Weekend through Monday noonish was spent finally getting together info on repeat observations of SDSS quasars, including some (mostly from Paul Hewett) not in the DR7 quasar catalog itself. Ali Rafiee will perform PCA reconstructions of all these spectra.

Monday afternoon was spent looking in more detail at candidate O VI strong BAL quasars.

Tuesday was IoA journal club and thinking about an email from Todd Boroson. Did some simple simulations to understand how the L_observed-FWHM plane (observables) arises from the M_BH-L_bolometric plane (fundamentals). I don't think there's anything there that's obviously really puzzling; it's just complicated.

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