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Paper: Emission and Absorption in Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies
Volume: 311, AGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Page: 269
Authors: Constantin, A.; Shields, J.C.
Abstract: The emission and absorption attributes of the UV-blue nuclear spectra of the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) galaxies are analyzed based on high quality archival HST observations. Measurements from composite spectra as well as from individual sources reveal differences from the more general AGN samples: NLS1s have steeper (redder) UV-blue continua. Objects with UV line absorption show redder spectra, suggesting that internal dust is important in modifying the continuum shapes. A strong relationship is found between the slopes of the power-laws that best fit the UV-blue continua and the luminosities: the more luminous sources have bluer SEDs. This trend is possibly attributed to a luminosity-dependent inner geometry of the obscuring (dusty) material.
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