NIR Flare of PKS2032+107
ATel #5606; L. Carrasco, J. Miramon, E. Recillas, A. Porras, V. Chabushyan, A. Carraminana, D. Mayya (INAOE, Mexico)
on 27 Nov 2013; 15:04 UT
Credential Certification: LUIS CARRASCO (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Radio, Infra-Red, Optical, Gamma Ray, AGN, Blazar, Quasar, Transient
We have observed a recent NIR flare of the intermediate redshift quasar PKS2032+107. This radio source is cross identified with the gamma ray source 2FGLJ2035.4+1058 and the optical source BZQJ2035+1056. From observations carried out on November 12th, 2013 (JD 2456608.603380), we determined the following photometric values H = 13.452 +/- 0.03, J = 14.628 +/- 0.03 and Ks = 12.777 +/- 0.05. Our previous NIR photometry of the object (JD2456595.644780) yielded the value: H = 15.012 =/- 0.05. Hence, in a 13 day lapse the source has undergone a brightening episode increasing its flux in the H band by a factor of 4.2. Our observations were 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.