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Session 103 - Quasars & Blazars.
Display session, Saturday, January 10
Exhibit Hall,

[103.12] Multifrequency Observations of BL Lacertae in 1997

I. S. Freedman (Florida International University and SARA Observatory, University of Michigan), J. R. Webb (Florida International U. and SARA Obs.), F. Ma (U. of Texas and McDonald Obs.), H. Rave, M. Belfort (Florida International U. and SARA Obs.), K. Rumstay, J. Krick, S. Nicol (Valdosta State U. and SARA Obs.)

The blazar BL Lacertae experienced one of its brightest flares yet observed during the summer of 1997. We present data taken from optical observations taken at the SARA Observatory and McDonald Observatory in July of 1997. We analyzed the broadband spectral variations of BL Lac during the outburst, especially noting the variability in the spectral slope. Our results are compared to the spectral variabilities observed in previous BL Lac outbursts.

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