The Optical Emission from Gamma-Ray Quasars

  title={The Optical Emission from Gamma-Ray Quasars},
  author={M. T. Whiting and P. Majewski and R. L. Webster},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
  pages={196 - 202}
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