The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) Quasar Survey: Quasar Properties from Data Releases 6 to 9
We report the fourth installment in the series of the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) quasar survey, which includes quasars observed between 2017 September and 2021 June. There are in total 13,066 quasars reliably identified, of which 6685 are newly discovered that are not reported in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) DR14 quasar catalog or Million Quasars catalog. Because LAMOST does not provide accurate absolute flux calibration, we recalibrate the spectra with the SDSS/Pan-STARRS1 multiband photometric data. The emission-line properties of Hα, Hβ, Mg II, and C IV and the continuum luminosities are measured by fitting the recalibrated spectra. We also estimate the single-epoch virial black hole masses (M BH) using the derived emission-line and continuum parameters. This is the first time that the emission-line and continuum fluxes were estimated based on LAMOST recalibrated quasar spectra. The catalog and spectra for these quasars are available online. After the 9 yr LAMOST quasar survey, there are in total 56,175 identified quasars, of which 24,127 are newly discovered. The LAMOST quasar survey not only discovers a great number of new quasars but also provides a database for investigating the spectral variability of the quasars observed by both LAMOST and SDSS and finding rare quasars, including changing-look quasars and broad absorption line quasars.
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
- Pub Date:
- March 2023
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1811.01570, Accepted by ApJS