Southworth, J, Schwope, A, Gaensicke, BT and Schreiber, M (2007) The ultra-compact binary candidate KUV 23182+1007 is a bright quasar.

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KUV 23182+1007 was identified as a blue object in the Kiso UV Survey in the 1980s. Classification-dispersion spectroscopy showed a featureless continuum except for a strong emission line in the region of He II 4686 A. This is a hallmark of the rare AM CVn class of cataclysmic variable star, so we have obtained a high-S/N blue spectrum of this object to check its classification. Instead, the spectrum shows a strong quasar-like emission line centred on 4662 A. Comparison with the SDSS quasar template spectra confirms that KUV 23182+1007 is a quasar with a redshift of z = 0.665.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: astrophysics
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 15:42
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2020 09:12

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