A Multi-Colour Survey For High-Redshift Quasars [chapter]

S. J. Warren, P. C. Hewett, M. J. Irwin
1987 Observational Cosmology  
We describe how the application of techniques which utilise all the information contained in multi-colour surveys of stellar-like objects can be employed to detect quasars over an extended redshift range. The method is particularly effective for the identification of quasars with redshifts z>2.2 where the application of the ultra-violet excess criterion breaks down. Spectroscopy of a small sample of objects from the first survey field has resulted in the detection of two new faint quasars with
more » ... edshifts z=3.42 and z=4.01 (ref. 1). 661 A. Hewitt et al. (eds.), Observational Cosmology, 661-664. ©1987 by the IAU. available at https://www.cambridge.org/core/terms. https://doi.
doi:10.1007/978-94-009-3853-3_73 fatcat:m4pcnrqtmncr5la7hdnzruqtxi