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Intra-Day Simultaneous Optical Monitoring of S5 0716+714

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Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Department of Astronomy, Physics School, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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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
Galaxies 2016, 4(3), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/galaxies4030025
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)
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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