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Optical Polarimetry and Radio Observations of PKS1510-089 between 2009 and 2013

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Beaklini, Pedro P. B. [1] ; Dominici, Tania P. [2] ; Abraham, Zulema [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Astron Geofis & Ciencias Atmosfer, Rua Matao 1226, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Museu Astron & Ciencias Afins, MCTIC, MAST, Rua Gen Bruce 586, BR-20921030 Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: GALAXIES; v. 6, n. 1 MAR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The blazar PKS 1510-089 has shown intense activity at gamma-rays in the recent years. In this work, we discussed the results of our 7 mm radio continuum and optical polarimetric monitoring between 2009 and 2013. In 2009, we detected a large rotation of the optical polarization angle that we attributed to the ejection of new polarized components. In 2011, after the occurrence of several gamma-rays flares, the radio emission started to increase, reaching values never observed before. We interpreted this increase as the consequence of the superposition of several new components ejected during the gamma-rays flares. A delay was measured between the maximum in the radio emission and the gamma-ray flares, which favors models involving expanding components like the shock-in-jet models. Finally, we tried to understand the polarization angle variability behavior filling the gaps in our observations with published results of other polarimetric campaigns, and using the criterion of minimum variation in the polarization angle between successive observations to solve the 180 degrees multiplicity. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/11382-3 - A AGN study in the age of the Fermi and the H.E.S.S
Grantee:Pedro Paulo Bonetti Beaklini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/07460-0 - Targets for LLAMA: study of variability of radio sources at 43 GHz (band 1) and search for correlation with interferometric images
Grantee:Pedro Paulo Bonetti Beaklini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate