THE QUASAR 0805+046 AS A HELIUM-RICH SHELL STAR
Varshni,Y.P.: 1985, Astrophys.Space Sci., 117, 337.
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Within the framework of the plasma-laser star model of quasars it is proposed that
the quasar 0805+046 is a helium-rich shell star.
- The strong emission line at 4712 Å is identified with He I 4713 Å.
- The discontinuity in the continuum energy distribution at 3420 Å is
identified with the helium discontinuity at 3422 Å.
- In the absorption-line spectrum many lines have been identified. It
is shown that the proposed model provides a consistent and satisfactory
interpretation of the observed spectra.
- Emission lines
- Continuous Energy Distribution
- Absorption Line Spectrum
An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning
over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually
die out, and that the growing generation is familiarised with the ideas from
- Max Planck,
(1858-1947) from Scientific Autobiography, 1949.
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