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2000ApJ...537..101F - Astrophys. J., 537, 101-122 (2000/July-1)

Optical variability and periodicity analysis for blazars. I. Light curves for radio-selected BL Lacertae objects.

FAN J.H. and LIN R.G.

Abstract (from CDS):

Photometric observations of AGNs are important to construct light curves and to study variability behavior over different timescales. In this paper, the historical optical data compiled from the published literature are presented in tabular form as an optical database for 28 radio-selected BL Lacertae objects. Maximum optical variations are found and compared with the infrared ones. The faintest, brightest, and averaged magnitudes are presented for individual object. The variation is found correlated with polarization. The light curves are shown in figures along with the relation between color index and magnitude. For the color-magnitude relation, two objects, 0735+178 and 0537-441, show evidence that the color index increases with magnitude, indicating that the spectrum flattens when the source brightens, while three objects (0219+428, 1514-241, 2200+420) show the opposite behavior; an object, 0235+164, shows a brightness-dependent color index- magnitude correlation, while the rest of the objects do not show any clear tendency.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: BL Lacertae Objects: General - Galaxies: Photometry - Polarization

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJ/537/101): objects.dat table2.dat refs.dat>

Simbad objects: 31

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