The dust-eliminated shape of quasar spectra in the near-infrared: a hidden part of the big blue bump

@inproceedings{Kishimoto2005TheDS,
  title={The dust-eliminated shape of quasar spectra in the near-infrared: a hidden part of the big blue bump},
  author={Makoto Kishimoto and Robert Antonucci and Omer Blaes Univ of Edinburgh and Ucsb},
  year={2005}
}
The near-infrared shape of the big blue bump component in quasar spectra has till now been essentially unknown. It usually cannot be observed directly, due to the strong hot dust emission that dominates quasar spectra longward of ∼1 μm. However, this is quite an important part of the spectrum theoretically. At least bare-disc models provide quite a robust prediction for the overall continuum shape in the near-infrared. Self-gravity should become important in the outer, near-infrared-emitting… CONTINUE READING

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