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Recent NIR photometry of the Flaring Quasar 3C454.3

ATel #7950; L. Carrasco, E. Recillas, A. Porras, D. Y. Mayya, A. Carraminana, (INAOE, Mexico)
on 25 Aug 2015; 20:51 UT
Credential Certification: LUIS CARRASCO (carrasco@inaoep.mx)

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

Referred to by ATel #: 7981

Following the report of enhanced Gamma-ray activity by Fermi LAT, we observe the quasar 3C454.3 at NIR wavelengths, finding it with increased flux. On August 22nd, 2015 (MJD 2457256.727951), the object had J = 12.246 +/- 0.04, H = 11.367 +/- 0.04 and Ks = 10.463 +/- 0.05. These values correspond to fluxes about 30% larger than the ones obtained in our previous observations on MJD 2457008. Flaring activity in visible light for this object had been reported by S. Jorstad et al. (Atel#7942). 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.