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dc.contributor.authorShen, Yue
dc.contributor.authorHall, Patrick B.
dc.contributor.authorHorne, Keith
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Guangtun
dc.contributor.authorMcGreer, Ian
dc.contributor.authorSimm, Torben
dc.contributor.authorTrump, Jonathan R.
dc.contributor.authorKinemuchi, Karen
dc.contributor.authorBrandt, W. N.
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Paul J.
dc.contributor.authorGrier, C. J.
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Hengxiao
dc.contributor.authorHo, Luis C.
dc.contributor.authorHomayouni, Yasaman
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Linhua
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jennifer I-Hsiu
dc.contributor.authorMorganson, Eric
dc.contributor.authorPetitjean, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Gordon T.
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Donald P.
dc.contributor.authorStarkey, D. A.
dc.contributor.authorWang, Shu
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Ken
dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Nick
dc.contributor.authorKudritzki, Rolf-Peter
dc.contributor.authorMagnier, Eugene
dc.contributor.authorWaters, Christopher
dc.identifier.citationShen , Y , Hall , P B , Horne , K , Zhu , G , McGreer , I , Simm , T , Trump , J R , Kinemuchi , K , Brandt , W N , Green , P J , Grier , C J , Guo , H , Ho , L C , Homayouni , Y , Jiang , L , Li , J I-H , Morganson , E , Petitjean , P , Richards , G T , Schneider , D P , Starkey , D A , Wang , S , Chambers , K , Kaiser , N , Kudritzki , R-P , Magnier , E & Waters , C 2019 , ' The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Reverberation Mapping Project : sample characterization ' , Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series , vol. 241 , no. 2 , 34 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 258789369
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: dbadf2ae-12cb-4f7e-b62f-fd1535a61b52
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:AD635DF8192DDC1E35FACAAEBA96CC74
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85062028940
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000464712500002
dc.descriptionY.S. acknowledges support from an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and NSF grant AST-1715579. P.H. acknowledges support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), funding reference number 2017-05983. W.N.B. acknowledges support from NSF grant AST-1516784. C.J.G., W.N.B., and D.P.S. acknowledge support from NSF grant AST-1517113. Funding for SDSS-III has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Participating Institutions, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.en
dc.description.abstractWe present a detailed characterization of the 849 broad-line quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Reverberation Mapping (SDSS-RM) project. Our quasar sample covers a redshift range of 0.1 < z < 4.5 and is flux-limited to i PSF < 21.7 without any other cuts on quasar properties. The main sample characterization includes: (1) spectral measurements of the continuum and broad emission lines for individual objects from the coadded first-season spectroscopy in 2014, (2) identification of broad and narrow absorption lines in the spectra, and (3) optical variability properties for continuum and broad lines from multi-epoch spectroscopy. We provide improved systemic redshift estimates for all quasars and demonstrate the effects of the signal-to-noise ratio on the spectral measurements. We compile measured properties for all 849 quasars along with supplemental multi-wavelength data for subsets of our sample from other surveys. The SDSS-RM sample probes a diverse range in quasar properties and shows well-detected continuum and broad-line variability for many objects from first-season monitoring data. The compiled properties serve as the benchmark for follow-up work based on SDSS-RM data. The spectral fitting tools are made public along with this work.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2019. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the final published version of the work, which was originally published at:
dc.subjectBlack hole physicsen
dc.subjectGalaxies: activeen
dc.subjectLine: profilesen
dc.subjectQuasars: generalen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.titleThe Sloan Digital Sky Survey Reverberation Mapping Project : sample characterizationen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Centre for Exoplanet Scienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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