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Paper: Red Synchrotron Jets in Parkes Quasars
Volume: 159, BL Lac Phenomenon
Page: 91
Authors: Whiting, Matthew
Abstract: Using a new set of observations of Parkes Quasars, I have fitted new models of synchrotron emission to broadband spectra in the optical and near-infrared. I present these results, showing that a majority of the sources in the sample show strong evidence for a red optical/infrared synchrotron component over the top of the underlying quasar continuum, which would produce a reddened spectrum. I will also present measurements of emission line equivalent widths that support the synchrotron hypothesis. In addition, some sources show evidence for reddening by a dust component as well as the synchrotron component, and can be better fitted by a three component model.
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