Estimating the distribution of rest-frame time-scales for blazar jets: a statistical approach

  title={Estimating the distribution of rest-frame time-scales for blazar jets: a statistical approach},
  author={Ioannis Liodakis and Dmitry Blinov and I. E. Papadakis and V Pavlidou},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
In any flux-density limited sample of blazars, the distribution of the timescale modulation factor $\Delta t'/\Delta t$, which quantifies the change in observed timescales compared to the rest-frame ones due to redshift and relativistic compression follows an exponential distribution with a mean depending on the flux limit of the sample. In this work we produce the mathematical formalism that allows us to use this information in order to uncover the underlining rest-frame probability density… Expand

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