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Optical Polarimetry of Blazar PKS1510-089

ATel #9179; A. B. Higgins (University of Leicester), K. Wiersema (University of Leicester)
on 22 Jun 2016; 04:08 UT
Credential Certification: Klaas Wiersema (kw113@star.le.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, AGN, Black Hole, Blazar

Referred to by ATel #: 9402

In response to recent flaring activity of blazar PKS1510-089 at high energies and infrared (see ATELs #9105 and #9160) we performed optical linear polarimetry (V band) using the EFOSC2 instrument on the ESO NTT. Observations obtained on 19/06/2016 23:52 UT and 21/06/2016 03:42 UT show polarisation levels ~8.7% and ~3.0%, respectively.