The long-term variability of a sample of 149 optically selected QSOs in the field of the Selected Area 94 has been studied in the R-band. The relations between variability and luminosity and between variability and redshift have been investigated by means of ''robust'' statistical estimators, allowing to disentangle the effects of the measurement errors. The results are compared with the corresponding properties of the variability in the B-band for the same sample. An anti-correlation between the R-band variability and the intrinsic luminosity is found, analogously to what is observed in the B-band. The amplitude of the R-band variability turns out to be smaller (of a factor 1.13+/-0.05) than the B-band variability. The implications in terms of the black-hole, starburst and microlensing models are discussed.

Cristiani, S., Trentini, S., LA FRANCA, F., Andreani, P. (1997). The optical variability of QSOs .2. The wavelength dependence. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 321(1), 123-128.

The optical variability of QSOs .2. The wavelength dependence

LA FRANCA, Fabio;
1997-01-01

Abstract

The long-term variability of a sample of 149 optically selected QSOs in the field of the Selected Area 94 has been studied in the R-band. The relations between variability and luminosity and between variability and redshift have been investigated by means of ''robust'' statistical estimators, allowing to disentangle the effects of the measurement errors. The results are compared with the corresponding properties of the variability in the B-band for the same sample. An anti-correlation between the R-band variability and the intrinsic luminosity is found, analogously to what is observed in the B-band. The amplitude of the R-band variability turns out to be smaller (of a factor 1.13+/-0.05) than the B-band variability. The implications in terms of the black-hole, starburst and microlensing models are discussed.
Cristiani, S., Trentini, S., LA FRANCA, F., Andreani, P. (1997). The optical variability of QSOs .2. The wavelength dependence. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 321(1), 123-128.
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