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A New NIR Flareof the QSO PMNJ2301-0157

ATel #9817; L. Carrasco, J. Miramon, E. Recillas, A. Porras, V. Chavushyan, D. Y. Mayya (INAOE, Mexico)
on 2 Dec 2016; 03:57 UT
Credential Certification: LUIS CARRASCO (carrasco@inaoep.mx)

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

We report on the new NIR flare of the high redshift QSO PMNJ2301-0157 (z=0.778), cross identified with the source BZQJ 2301-1058. On November 13th,2016 (MJD 2457705.722), we found the source with the following flux in the NIR band: H = 14.287 +/- 0.03. This is to be compared with our previous observations on MJD 2457364, when the source flux corresponded to H = 16.739 +/- 0.03. Hence, the source has had a flux increment of a factor of 10 in this lapse. This object has presented flaring activity in the past (ATEL#8208). 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.