R-band photometry of the Blazar 3C 454.3 in outburst
ATel #1195; Diego Rodriguez, Albert Sanchez (M1 Group, Spain)
on 28 Aug 2007; 22:13 UT
Credential Certification: Juan Fabregat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, AGN, Quasar
We report R-band photometry of the blazar
3C 454.3 (z = 0.859), currently in outburst.
It is almost 2 magnitude brighter than in October 2006,
as reported using the 1.03 m telescope at Tuorla
Observatory, Finland, and the 35cm telescope at the
KVA observatory on La Palma, Canary islands, Spain.
Observations where performed through a standard R filter
with 20 and 35cm MEADE LX200 telescopes, equipped with
SBIG ST9 CCD cameras. The obtained magnitudes are:
UT 2007 August 10.927, R=13.64; August 12.014, R=13.13;
August 13.974, R=13.10; August 14.912, R=13.10; August 23.940,
More observations are planned.