Figure 3 shows a graph of apparent disturbances of the objects surrounding the 16 quasars collectively in the four outlined regions. As displayed in the graph of apparent disturbances, the 80-200kpc region exhibited the greatest portion of objects in all four disturbance categories, the ongoing merger count in the region being 99, recent merger count, 90, undisturbed count, 401, and unresolved count, 145. In fact, it is evident that as the regions become smaller, there is a decreasing count of objects in each disturbance category.
Figure 4 displays a graph of apparent galactic morphologies--essentially shape, but not type--of the objects in the nearby environment of the 16 quasars collectively. The bulged morphology is any galaxy which looks as if it is taking on a bulged shape, similar to the bulge at the center of spiral and lenticular galaxies. The disk category refers to all objects which seem to take on a flat disk-like shape. As there were objects that seemed to have no discernable classifications, there was a need to create an unresolved section as well.
The graph of apparent morphologies shows that 80-200kpc region featured the highest amount of objects in the bulged, disk, and unresolved categories compared to all other regions. It is shown that there were 302 bulged objects, 359 disk-like objects, and 78 unresolved objects in the 80-200kpc region. The apparent morphologies graph follows the same trend as the apparent disturbances graph; that is, the object count decreases as the regions become smaller and closer to the central quasar.
Figure 3 (above). A graphical representation of apparent disturbances compared to object counts in survey regions.
Figure 4 (above). A graphical representation of apparent morphology compared to object counts in survey regions.