Volume 631, November 2019
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||17 October 2019|
Properties of radio-loud quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey⋆
Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai 200030, PR China
2 Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Manora Peak, Nainital 263002, India
3 Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Koramangala, Bangalore 560 034, India
4 Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
5 National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 605 East Springfield Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
Accepted: 22 August 2019
We present a study of a sample of 223 radio-loud quasars (up to redshift < 0.3) in order to investigate their spectral properties. Twenty-six of these radio-loud quasars are identified as flat-spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs), and 54 are identified as steep-spectrum radio quasars (SSRQs) based on their radio spectral index. We study the [O III] line properties of these quasars to investigate the origin and properties of blue wings (shift of the profile toward lower wavelengths) and blue outliers (shift of the whole spectroscopic feature). Most of the quasars show blue wings with velocities of up to 420 km s−1. We find that about 17% of the quasars show outliers whose velocities span from 419 to −315 km s−1. Finally, we revisit the MBH − σ relation of our sample using the [S II]λ 6716,6731 and [O III] line widths as surrogates for stellar velocity dispersions, σ, to investigate their location on the MBH − σ relation for quiescent galaxies. Because [S II] is strongly blended with Hα, we were able to estimate σ[S II] for only 123 quasars. We find that the radio-loud quasars do not show a relationship between MBH and σ[S II]/[O III] up to a redshift of 0.3, although they cluster around the local relation. We find an overall offset of 0.12 ± 0.05 dex of our sample of radio-loud quasars from the MBH − σ relation of quiescent galaxies. Quasars in our highest redshift bin (z = 0.25 − 0.3) show a deviation of ∼0.33 ± 0.06 dex from the local relation. Implications of the results are discussed.
Key words: Galaxy: general / galaxies: active / galaxies: jets / quasars: emission lines
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