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Correlated variability in the blazar 3C 454.3

Bonning, E W; Bailyn, C; Urry, C M; Buxton, M; Fossati, G; Maraschi, L; Coppi, Paolo; Scalzo, Richard; Isler, J; Kaptur, A

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The blazar 3C 454.3 was revealed by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to be in an exceptionally high flux state in 2008 July. Accordingly, we performed a multiwavelength monitoring campaign from 2008 August through December on this blazar using infrared (IR) and optical observations from the Small and Moderate Aperture Research Telescope System telescopes, optical, ultraviolet (UV), and X-ray data from the Swift satellite, and public-release gamma-ray data from Fermi. We find an excellent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79980
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/697/2/L81

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