Using MgII to investigate quasars and their black-hole masses

M.J. Jarvis, R.J. McLure

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    Abstract

    We highlight the importance of the Mg II λ2800 emission-line doublet in probing high-redshift quasars and their supermassive black holes. In the SDSS era, where large scale investigations of quasars across the age of the Universe are possible, this emission-line has the ability to provide accurate systemic redshifts which are important for a variety of follow-up studies, as well as probe the masses of the supermassive black holes that power these phenomena.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
    EditorsG. T. Richards, P. B. Hall
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
    Pages79-82
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Publication series

    NameASP Conference Series
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
    Volume311

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