Special Issue "Microvariability of Blazars"
A special issue of Galaxies (ISSN 2075-4434).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
Interests: Blazars; multi-frequency variability; micro-variability
Galaxies is hosting a Special Issue on rapid intraday (Micro) variations of Blazars. For this issue, we invite researchers to submit papers dealing directly to micro-variability, also called intra-day variability, in any frequency range, but especially in the optical-near-IR part of the spectrum. We are interested in both observational and theoretical papers exploring the connection between intra-day variability and astrophysical processes in the jet, disk, or intergalactic medium.
Dr. James R. Webb
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- Bhatta, G.; Ostrowski, M.; Markowitz, A.; Akitaya, H.; Arkharov, A.A.; Bachev, R.; Benítez, E.; Borman, G.A.; Carosati, D.; Cason, A.D.; et al. Multifrequency Photo-polarimetric WEBT Observation Campaign on the Blazar S5 0716+714: Source Microvariability and Search for Characteristic Timescales. J. 2016, 831, 92.
- Webb, J.R. Multi-frequency Blazar Micro-Variability as a Tool to Investigate Relativistic Jets. Galaxies 2016, 4, 15.
- Bhatta, G.; Webb, J.R.; Hollingsworth, H.; Dhalla, S.; Khanuja, A.; Bachev, R.; Blinov, D.A.; Böttcher, M.; Calle, O.B.; Calcidese, P.; et al. The 72-h WEBT Microvariability observation of blazar S5 0716+714 in 2009. Astrophys. 2013, 558, A92.
- Howard, E.S.; Webb, J.R.; Pollock, J.T.; Stencel, R.E. Microvariability and Long-Term Variability of Four Blazars. J. 2004, 127, 17.
- Agarwal, A.; Gupta, A.C.; Bachev, R.; Strigachev, A.; Semkov, E.; Wiita, P.J.; Böttcher, M.; Boeva, S.; Gaur, H.; Gu, M.F.; et al. Multiband optical-NIR variability of blazars on diverse time-scales. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 2015, 451, 3882–3897.
- Böttcher, M.; Basu, S.; Joshi, M.; Villata, M.; Arai, A.; Aryan, N.; Asfandiyarov, I.M.; Bach, U.; Bachev, R.; Berduygin, A.; et al. The WEBT Campaign on the Blazar 3C 279 in 2006. J. 2017, 670, 968.
- Intraday variability