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Optical Flux and Spectral Variability of the TeV Blazar PG 1553+113

Show simple item record Pandey, Ashwani Gupta, Alok C. Wiita, Paul J. Tiwari, S. N. 2023-03-29T11:14:39Z 2023-03-29T11:14:39Z 2019-02
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dc.description.abstract We present the results of our optical (VRI) observations of the TeV blazar PG 1553+113 over eight nights in 2016 April. We monitored the blazar quasi-simultaneously in V and R bands each night and examined the light curves (LCs) for intraday flux and color variations using two of the most powerful tests: the power-enhanced F-test and the nested ANOVA test. The source was found to be significantly (>99%) variable in both V and R bands only on April 13, while clear variations only in R band LCs were seen on April 8 and 12. No temporal variation was seen in the color during the observation period. We did not find any significant correlation between V − R color index and R magnitude on any observing night. We found a mean optical spectral index of ∼0.83 ± 0.02 with a maximum variation of 0.21 by fitting a power law (Fν ∝ ν− α ) in the optical (VRI) spectral energy distribution of PG 1553 +113. We briefly discuss the possible physical processes responsible for the observed flux and spectral variability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The Astrophysical Journal en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1469;apj871-192
dc.subject BL Lacertae objects: general en_US
dc.subject – BL Lacertae objects: individual (PG 1553+113) en_US
dc.subject – galaxies: active en_US
dc.title Optical Flux and Spectral Variability of the TeV Blazar PG 1553+113 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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