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Milky Way dust extinction measured with QSOs

Wolf, Christian

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We investigate reddening by Milky Way dust in the low-extinction regime of E(B − V) < 0.15. Using over 50 000 QSOs at 0.5 < z < 2.5 from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data release 7 (DR7) QSO Catalogue, we probe the residual SDSS colours after dereddening and correcting for the known spectroscopic redshifts. We find that the extinction vector of Schlafly & Finkbeiner is a better fit to the data than that used by Schlegel et al. (SFD). There is evidence for a non-linearity in the SFD...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-11-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13072
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu2069

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