Slit spectroscopy of nine new southern QSOs: Damped Lyα and Lyman-limit systems*
Departamento de Astronomía, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 36-D, Santiago, Chile
2 Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, C/Camino Bajo de Huetor 24, 18080 Granada, Spain
Corresponding author: S. Lopez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 14 November 2000
We present to 8 Å optical spectra of nine previously unknown quasars (QSOs) drawn from the Calan/Tololo Survey. We have chosen this sample based on QSO redshift, , and the presence of either candidate damped Lyα (DLA) or Lyman-limit (LL) systems in their spectra. The spectra show at least 9 DLA systems at redshifts , which are identified by the shape and strength of the Hi-Lyα absorption line, by the presence of Lyβ and low-ionization metal lines at the same redshift, and -in most cases -by the observed Lyman-break. We thus provide the astronomical community with new interesting targets for high resolution spectroscopy on large telescopes. We describe all the spectra with emphasis on the most outstanding DLA and LL systems found.
Key words: cosmology: observations / quasars: individual: CTQ 247, CTQ 298, CTQ 314, CTQ 325, CTQ 408, CTQ 460, CTQ 476, CTQ 1005, CTQ 1061 / quasars: general / absorption lines
© ESO, 2001