Updating quasar bolometric luminosity corrections

  title={Updating quasar bolometric luminosity corrections},
  author={Jessie C. Runnoe and Michael S. Brotherton and Zhaohui Shang},
Bolometric corrections are used in quasar studies to quantify total energy output based on a measurement of a monochromatic luminosity. First, we enumerate and discuss the practical difficulties of determining such corrections, then we present bolometric luminosities between 1 μm and 8 keV rest frame and corrections derived from the detailed spectral energy distributions of 63 bright quasars of low to moderate redshift (z = 0.03–1.4). Exploring several mathematical fittings, we provide… CONTINUE READING