A New NIR flare of the Blazar PKS0736+017

ATel #11416; L. Carrasco, A. Porras, E. Recillas, V. Chavushyan, G. Escobedo, (INAOE, Mexico)
on 13 Mar 2018; 20:25 UT
Credential Certification: LUIS CARRASCO (carrasco@inaoep.mx)

Subjects: Radio, Infra-Red, Optical, Gamma Ray, AGN, Blazar, Quasar

We report on a new NIR flare of the low redshift quasar PKS0736+017 (z=0.189), also known as CGRaBSJ0739+0137, associated with the gamma-ray source 2FGL0739.2+0138. Our recent NIR photometry for this source shows that on march 7th,2018 (JD2458184.721088) the object brightness corresponded to J = 13.70 +/- 0.03, H = 12.81 +/- 0.05 and Ks = 11.942 +/- 0.04. These values are about 1 magnitude brighter than our previous photometry, obtained on JD2458086.002, for this field. Hence it has more than doubled its flux in this lapse. The object is brightest since we started monitoring it on JD 2455241. Our observations are carried out with the 2.1m telescope of the Guillermo Haro Observatory operated by the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (Mexico), equipped with the instrument CANICA a NIR camera. We strongly encourage further multiwavelength coverage.