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A New NIR Flare of the Blazar CTA102

ATel #8590; L. Carrasco, E. Recillas, J. Miramon, A. Porras, V. Chavushyan, A. Carraminana (INAOE, Mexico)
on 26 Jan 2016; 11:52 UT
Credential Certification: LUIS CARRASCO (carrasco@inaoep.mx)

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

Referred to by ATel #: 8598, 8722

We report on a new NIR flare of the high redshift Blazar CTA102 (z=1.037), also known as HB89 2230+114 associated with the gamma-ray source 2FGL2232.4+1143 Our most recent NIR photometry for this source shows that on January 14th,2016 (JD2457401.5875), the object brightness corresponded to J = 13.756 +/- 0.05. In a previous observation in this band (MJD2457399.6031) this object had J = 14.255 +/- 0.06. Hence, the object has increased its luminosity by 50% in this rather short lapse. 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.