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Behaviour of the Blazar CTA 102 during Two Giant Outbursts

Astronomical Institute, Saint Petersburg State University, 198504 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Institute for Astrophysical Research, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Nauchny, Crimea 298409, Russia
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Galaxies 2017, 5(4), 91;
Received: 23 September 2017 / Revised: 22 November 2017 / Accepted: 27 November 2017 / Published: 30 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polarised Emission from Astrophysical Jets)
Blazar CTA 102 underwent exceptional optical and high-energy outbursts in 2012 and 2016–2017. We analyze its behaviour during these events, focusing on polarimetry as a tool that allows us to trace changes in the physical conditions and geometric configuration of the emission source close to the central black hole. We also use Fermi γ -ray data in conjunction with optical photometry in an effort to localize the origin of the outbursts. View Full-Text
Keywords: blazars; photometry; polarimetry; methods of analysis blazars; photometry; polarimetry; methods of analysis
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Larionov, V.M.; Jorstad, S.G.; Marscher, A.P.; Smith, P.S.; Savchenko, S.; Morozova, D.; Grishina, T.; Kopatskaya, E.; Larionova, L.; Larionova, E.; Mokrushina, A.; Troitsky, I.; Troitskaya, Y.; Borman, G. Behaviour of the Blazar CTA 102 during Two Giant Outbursts. Galaxies 2017, 5, 91.

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Larionov VM, Jorstad SG, Marscher AP, Smith PS, Savchenko S, Morozova D, Grishina T, Kopatskaya E, Larionova L, Larionova E, Mokrushina A, Troitsky I, Troitskaya Y, Borman G. Behaviour of the Blazar CTA 102 during Two Giant Outbursts. Galaxies. 2017; 5(4):91.

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Larionov, Valeri M., Svetlana G. Jorstad, Alan P. Marscher, Paul S. Smith, Sergey Savchenko, Daria Morozova, Tatiana Grishina, Evgenia Kopatskaya, Liudmila Larionova, Elena Larionova, Anna Mokrushina, Ivan Troitsky, Yulia Troitskaya, and George Borman. 2017. "Behaviour of the Blazar CTA 102 during Two Giant Outbursts" Galaxies 5, no. 4: 91.

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