X-Ray Absorption in Type II Quasars: Implications for the Equatorial Paradigm of Broad Absorption Line Quasars

  title={X-Ray Absorption in Type II Quasars: Implications for the Equatorial Paradigm of Broad Absorption Line Quasars},
  author={Brian Punsly},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • B. Punsly
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
In this article, the hydrogen column densities derived from X-ray observations of type II (hidden) quasars and broad absorption line quasars (BALQSOs) are compared. These column densities represent the amount of absorbing material between the X-ray source and the observer. A sample of type II QSOs with strong narrow emission lines, weak UV continuum and no broad emission lines that also have deep X-ray observations was collected from the literature for analysis. The standard model of equatorial… 

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