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Published October 1966 | Published
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The Change of Intensity, Color, Line Strength, and Line Position in the QSS 3C 446 during the 1966 Outburst


During the course of routine observations of quasi-stellar radio sources, 3C 446 was found to be abnormally bright on June 24.4 U.T., 1966 (Sandage 1966). A further observation on July 12.4 U.T., 1966, confirmed this result, showing that the object had undergone an outburst of at least 3.2 mag. sometime between October 5, 1964, and June 24, 1966. This time interval can be narrowed appreciably because a visual estimate of the V magnitude by Schmidt on September 23 and 25, 1965, gave V not brighter than 18 on those dates. The event is of particular importance as it enables us to make several tests concerning the intensity and position of the emission-line features.

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© 1966 American Astronomical Society. August 5, 1966. The participation of one of us (P.A.S.) was made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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