A Doppler theory of quasars

Narlikar, J. V. ; Edmunds, M. G. (1981) A Doppler theory of quasars Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, 2 (3). pp. 289-307. ISSN 0250-6335

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We examine a Doppler theory of quasars in which it is assumed that a fraction of the total population of quasars are fired from centres of explosion with moderate cosmological redshifts. It is argued that the substantial part of the redshift of a typical high redshift quasar could be of Doppler origin. If Hoyle's recent hypothesis that quasars emit the bulk of their radiation in a narrow backward cone is given a quantitative form, it is shown that the kinematic and emission parameters of this model can explain the observed features of the four aligned triplets of quasars discovered by Arp and Hazard (1980) and by Saslaw (personal communication). The model predicts a small but nonzero fraction of quasars with blueshifts. Further observational tests of the model are discussed.

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Keywords:Quasar Alignments; Non Cosmological Redshifts of Quasars
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