The distribution of the true ratio between component size and overall size of double quasar sources
Abstract
From the distribution of the ratio Φ = component angular diameter/apparent overall angular size, as determined for quasars that have a double structure, the true distribution of the ratio φ = d/D (where d is the component diameter and D the overall dimension of the system) can be derived under the assumption of isotropy of the directions of source axis. The Φdistribution as derived by Nottale (1982) from published data on the structure of quasar doubles is used. It turns out that the quantity φ varies by a factor of the order of 3. The mean value of 1/φ is found to be 7.1.
 Publication:

Astronomy and Astrophysics
 Pub Date:
 August 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984A&A...137..360F
 Keywords:

 Astrometry;
 Quasars;
 Size Distribution;
 Angular Distribution;
 Diameters;
 Size Determination;
 Astrophysics