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J/A+A/410/33      MgII/FeII absorbers in 2dF-quasar survey     (Menard+, 2003)

Investigating lensing by absorbers in the 2dF-quasar survey. Menard B., Peroux C. <Astron. Astrophys. 410, 33 (2003)> =2003A&A...410...33M
ADC_Keywords: QSOs ; Redshifts ; Equivalent widths Keywords: cosmology: observations - quasars: absorption lines - cosmology: gravitational lensing - surveys Abstract: We use the first data release of the 2-degree Field quasar survey (Cat. VII/223) to investigate the effect of gravitational magnification by foreground absorbing systems on background quasars. We select two populations of quasars from this sample: one with strong MgII/FeII absorbers and one without. The selection is done in such a way that the two populations have the same redshift distribution and the absorber detection procedure discards possible biases with quasar magnitude. Description: The first data release of the 2QZ (Cat. VII/223) contains over ten thousand low resolution quasar spectra, taken with the 2-degree Field instrument at the Anglo-Australian Telescope in the range 3700-7500Å. Quasar candidates with 18.25<bJ<20.85 were selected from a single homogeneous color-based catalogue from APM (Automatic Plate Measuring, Cat. I/267) measurements of UK Schmidt photographic material. Note that the corresponding u- and r-band quasar catalogues are therefore not complete. In our study we will use the absorber catalogue compiled by Outram et al. (2001, Cat. J/MNRAS/328/805). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file tablea2.dat 42 110 Detailed list of the quasars with an absorber used in our analysis.
See also: VII/223 : The 2dF QSO Redshift Survey. V. The 10k catalogue (Croom+ 2001) I/267 : The APM-North Catalogue (McMahon+, 2000) J/MNRAS/328/805 : The 2dF QSO Redshift Survey. VIII (Outram+, 2001) Byte-by-byte Description of file: tablea2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 16 A16 --- QSO Quasar designation (JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS) 18- 22 F5.3 --- zem Emission redshift 24- 25 I2 --- S/N Signal-to-noise ratio 27- 31 F5.3 --- zabs Absorption redshift 33- 36 F4.2 0.1nm W0 Rest equivalent width of the MgII doublets 37 A1 --- n_W0 [ab] Note on W0 (1) 39- 42 A4 --- Flag Flags (2)
Note (1): Note on W0 as follows: a = Rest equivalent width of FeII λ=2600Å (MgII blended with sky lines) b = Rest equivalent width of MgII λ=2796Å only Note (2): Flags as follows: A = presence of two absorbers in the quasar spectrum B = presence of two absorbers in the quasar spectrum and one of these two absorbers has z(abs) close to z(QSO) R1 = Quasar not detected in the r-band R2 = Quasar has an absorber escape velocity smaller than 3000km/s.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) James Marcout, Patricia Bauer [CDS] 17-Nov-2003
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