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NIR Flare of the AGN Candidate PMNJ0107+0333

ATel #9818; L. Carrasco, J. Miramon, E. Recillas, A. Porras, V. Chavushyan, D. Y. Mayya (INAOE, Mexico)
on 2 Dec 2016; 04:58 UT
Credential Certification: LUIS CARRASCO (carrasco@inaoep.mx)

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

We report on the new NIR flare of the AGN candidate PMNJ0107+0333, cross identified with the X-ray source 1RXS J010729.5+033341. On November 13th,2016 (MJD 2457705.699), we found the source with the following flux in the NIR band: H = 14.657 +/- 0.05. This is to be compared with our previous observations on MJD 2457674.88, when the source flux corresponded to H = 15.575 +/- 0.03. Hence, the source has had a flux increment of a factor of 2.5 in this short lapse. The NIR colors are consistent with the object being an AGN (J-H = 0.78, H-K = 0.71) This object has presented flaring activity in visible light in the past, as reported by the Master project as OT J010728.48+033348.4. Spectroscopic data would be highly valuable. 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.