The FIRST-2MASS Red Quasar Survey

  title={The FIRST-2MASS Red Quasar Survey},
  author={Eilat Glikman David J. Helfand Richard L. White Robert H Gregg and Mark Lacy Caltech and Columbia University and Stsci and U. C. Davis and IGPP-LLNL and Spitzer Science Center},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Combining radio observations with optical and infrared color selection, demonstrated in our pilot study to be an efficient selection algorithm for finding red quasars, we have obtained optical and infrared spectroscopy for 120 objects in a complete sample of 156 candidates from a sky area of 2716 deg^2. Consistent with our initial results, we find that our selection criteria (J - K > 1.7, R - K > 4.0) yield a ~50% success rate for discovering quasars substantially redder than those found in… Expand
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