MASTER detection of optical activity from TXS 1318+225
ATel #4616; A. Frolova (Irkutsk State University), D. Denisenko, V. Lipunov, P. Balanutsa, N. Tiurina, E. Gorbovskoy, V. Kornilov, A. Belinski, N. Shatskiy, V. Chazov, A. Kuznetsov, D. Zimnukhov (Moscow State University, SAI), V. Krushinsky, I. Zalozhnih, A. Popov, A. Bourdanov, A. Punanova (Ural Federal University), K. Ivanov, S. Yazev, N. Budnev, E. Konstantinov, O. Chuvalaev, V. Poleshchuk, O. Gress (Irkutsk State University), A. Parkhomenko, A. Tlatov, D. Dormidontov, V. Senik (Kislovodsk solar station of the Pulkovo observatory RAS), V. Yurkov, Y. Sergienko, D. Varda, E. Sinyakov (Blagoveshchensk Educational University), P. Podvorotny, V. Shumkov, S. Shurpakov,(MASTER team members), H. Levato, C. Saffe (ICATE), C. Mallamaci, C. Lopez and F. Podest (Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar; OAFA)
on 1 Dec 2012; 13:02 UT
Credential Certification: Vladimir Lipunov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, Gamma Ray, Blazar, Quasar
Following the announcement of increased gamma-ray activity from the
blazar TXS 1318+225 by Fermi LAT (Torresi et al., ATel #4609) we have
checked the archival data of the MASTER robotic network. This object
(SDSS J132111.20+221612.1 u=19.49 g=19.08 r=18.72 i=18.46 z=18.16) was
detected on the MASTER-Amur survey image of 2012 Nov. 28.878 UT at
unfiltered magnitude 16.56+/-0.19. This is the brightest state of TXS
1318+225 as observed by MASTER. Object was fainter than 17.1m on 2012 Nov.
16.890 UT image from the same telescope. The low state unfiltered magnitude is about 19 mag from MASTER-Kislovodsk arhive data.
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