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Galaxies 2016, 4(3), 25; doi:10.3390/galaxies4030025

Intra-Day Simultaneous Optical Monitoring of S5 0716+714

Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Department of Astronomy, Physics School, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA), Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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Academic Editors: Jose L. Gómez, Alan P. Marscher and Svetlana G. Jorstad
Received: 14 July 2016 / Revised: 31 August 2016 / Accepted: 31 August 2016 / Published: 6 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Blazars through Sharp Multi-wavelength Eyes)
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We present the results of simultaneous optical multi-color observations of BL Lac object 0716+714 in November 2014 and February 2016. The intra-day variability (IDV) varies from 0.04 to 0.3 mags. Both achromatic and bluer-when-brighter (BWB) color behaviors were detected. A probable quasi-periodic oscillation overlapping on a significant flare was also observed. We used the interpolated cross-correlation function to calculate time lags between light curves in different bands. Variations in the B and R lagging behind that in the I band were found, which corresponds with anti-clockwise loops on the color-magnitude diagrams. View Full-Text
Keywords: galaxies: active; BL Lac Objects: individual: S5 0716+714; galaxies: photometry galaxies: active; BL Lac Objects: individual: S5 0716+714; galaxies: photometry

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Zhang, X.; Wu, J.; Man, Z. Intra-Day Simultaneous Optical Monitoring of S5 0716+714. Galaxies 2016, 4, 25.

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