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Session 39 - AGNs, QSOs, Active Galaxies.
Display session, Wednesday, June 11
South Main Hall,

[39.09] Investigating Nightly Variations of Two Blazars With Multi-Resolution Analysis and PCA

A. D. Nair, H. R. Miller (Ga. St. Univ.), J. C. Noble (W. Ky. Univ.)

As part of an ongoing program to investigate the nature of microvariability for blazars, we have performed a multi-resolution wavelet analysis on the data obtained during several intensive monitoring campaigns studying the rapid variability of AO 0235+164 and 1156+295. The goal is to extract and identify low amplitude variations, which might otherwise not be conspicuous, and investigate whether similar components appear night-to-night. We will also compare these results with the results obtained via Principal Component Analysis. This work has been supported in part a GSU RPE grant, and by grants from NASA (NAGW-4397) and the Research Corporation.

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