IDENTIFICATION OF LINES IN THE SPECTRUM OF THE QUASAR 0420-388
Varshni,Y.P.: 1989, Astrophys.Space Sci., 153, 153.
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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
- Emission lines
- Absorption-Line Spectrum
- The Discontinuity near 3700 A
- Under high-dispersion and high-resolution, absorption lines due to He I will be
observed in the other six quasars also.
- Narrow-band spectrophotometry would show that the discontinuity in the
continuum in all the seven quasars (Table I) is close to 3680 ┼.
Thus, the task is, not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think
what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.
- Erwin Schr÷dinger
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