IDENTIFICATION OF LINES IN THE SPECTRUM OF THE QUASAR 0420-388

Varshni,Y.P.: 1989, Astrophys.Space Sci., 153, 153.

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Abstract. The plasma-laser star model for quasars has been used to identify the emission and absorption lines as well as the continuum discontinuities in the spectrum of the quasar 0420-388. The He I 3680 ┼ discontinuity is identified for the first time in an astronomical spectra. Two predictions are made.

  1. Introduction
  2. Emission lines
  3. Absorption-Line Spectrum
  4. The Discontinuity near 3700 A

Predictions

  1. Under high-dispersion and high-resolution, absorption lines due to He I will be observed in the other six quasars also.
  2. Narrow-band spectrophotometry would show that the discontinuity in the continuum in all the seven quasars (Table I) is close to 3680 ┼.

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