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Paper: Mid and Far-Infrared Spectral Energy Distributions of Type II Quasars from the SDSS
Volume: 357, The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos
Page: 259
Authors: Zakamska, N.L.; Strauss, M.A.; Krolik, J.H.; Heckman, T.M.; Strateva, I.V.
Abstract: Type II quasars are luminous analogs of Seyfert 2 galaxies – Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) whose central regions are obscured by dust and gas. We are conducting multi-wavelength follow-up observations of luminous type II quasars selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to determine the details and the ranges of the spectral energy distributions of these objects. In these proceedings we present the preliminary results of our program to conduct spectrophotometry of type II quasars using all seven IRAC and MIPS bands of the Spitzer telescope. The Spitzer data demonstrate that the bolometric luminosities of the objects in our sample are very high (≅ 1045 erg sec−1 or more) and will allow us to constrain the physical conditions in the obscuring material.
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