The Unusual Quasar PG1407+265
Session 34 -- Spectroscopy of AGN II: Broad Lines and Spectral Evolution
Oral presentation, Monday, 9, 1995, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

[34.06] The Unusual Quasar PG1407+265

Jonathan McDowell (SAO)

We report multiwavelength observations of the quasar PG1407+265. The quasar has normal continuum properties, including a strong ultraviolet bump, but unusually weak emission lines, except for H$\alpha$ which has a normal equivalent width. Archival Hubble Space Telescope data show weak CIV, but the Lyman $\alpha$ equivalent width is less than 4$\AA$. We discuss possible geometries to explain the abnormal line properties in the context of unified models and compare the object to BAL quasars.