AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 110 Active Galaxies
Poster, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[110.15] Blazar Observations with the Robotically Controlled Telescope

R. Walters, M. T. Carini (Western Kentucky University), J. Mattox (Fayetteville State University), R. Gelderman (Western Kentucky University)

Blazars are the most highly variable AGNs known. By virtue of their featureless spectrum, the only diagnostic we have of the physics at work in these objects is their continuum variability. Optical continuum variations, when combined with observations at higher energies, provide valuable insights into the nature of the emission processes at work in these objects. We present the first results of our program to obtain and analyze high time resolution light curves of Blazars using the Robotically Controlled Telescope.

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