[Previous] | [Session 16] | [Next]
J.P. McFarland, H.R. Miller, E.C. Ferrara, J.W. Wilson, A.B. Daya (Georgia State University), R.E. Fried (Braeside Observatory), J.C. Noble (Boston University)
The blazar, OF 038, was first identified in 1976 on the basis of its high degree of polarization. We present the results of both long-term monitoring of the variability of the source over a 23-year interval and the results of several intensive monitoring campaigns to study and characterize the microvariability of this source. The source has a range of more than 3-mag. It also exhibits short-term events that are among the most rapid ever observed for any blazar. A summary of our observational results will be presented. The nature of these variations and their implications for the source structure and physical emission processes will also be discussed. The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the RPE fund at Georgia State University and support from NASA.