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Paper: The Power of Exploratory Chandra Observations
Volume: 311, AGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Page: 313
Authors: Gallagher, S.C.; Richards, G.T.; Brandt, W.N.; Chartas, G.
Abstract: With its excellent spatial resolution, low background, and hard-band response, the Chandra X-ray Observatory is ideal for performing exploratory surveys. These efficient, sensitive observations can place constraints on fundamental properties of a quasar continuum including the X-ray luminosity, the ratio of X-ray to UV power, and the X-ray spectral shape. To demonstrate the power of such surveys to provide significant insight, we consider two examples, a Large Bright Quasar Survey sample of broad absorption line quasars and a sample of Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) quasars with extreme C IV blueshifts. In both cases, exploratory Chandra observations provide important information for a physical understanding of UV spectroscopic differences in quasars.
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