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Paper: Optical-IR SEDs of SDSS Quasars in the Spitzer First Look Survey
Volume: 357, The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos
Page: 261
Authors: Richards, G.; Lacy, M.; Storrie-Lombardi, L.; Fan, X.; Papovich, C.; Gallagher, S.; Hall, P.; Hines, D.; Anderson, S.; Jester, S.; Schneider, D.; Vanden Berk, D.; Strauss, M.; York, D.
Abstract: We analyze the spectral energy distribution (SED) of SDSSselected quasars in the Spitzer First Look Survey area. Optical+IR colors allow for efficient selection of quasars. We construct a mean quasar SED that can be used to learn about accretion disks, disk-winds, and dusty tori. Future improvements in determining multiwavelength SEDs of different classes of quasars are needed to improve estimates of physical parameters of quasars such as bolometric luminosities and accretion rates.
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