Quasar Spectral Slope Variability in the Optical Band

We performed a new analysis of B and R light curves of a sample of PG quasars. We confirm the variability-redshift correlation and its explanation in terms of spectral variability, coupled with the increase of rest-frame observing frequency for quasars at high redshift. The analysis of the instantaneous spectral slope for the whole quasar samples indicates… CONTINUE READING