Spitzer Observations of the Predicted Eddington Flare from Blazar OJ 287

  title={Spitzer Observations of the Predicted Eddington Flare from Blazar OJ 287},
  author={Seppo Laine and Lankeswar Dey and Mauri Valtonen and A. Gopakumar and Stanislaw Zola and S. Komossa and Mark Richard Kidger and Pauli Pihajoki and Jos'e Luis G'omez and Daniel B. Caton and Stefano Ciprini and Marek Mateusz Drożdż and Kosmas Gazeas and V. G. Godunova and Shirin Haque and Felix Hildebrandt and Ren'e Hudec and Helen E. Jermak and Albert K. H. Kong and Harry J. Lehto and Alexios Liakos and Katsura Matsumoto and Markus Mugrauer and Tapio Pursimo and Daniel E. Reichart and Andrii O. Simon and M. Siwak and E. Sonbas},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Binary black hole (BH) central engine description for the unique blazar OJ 287 predicted that the next secondary BH impact-induced bremsstrahlung flare should peak on 2019 July 31. This prediction was based on detailed general relativistic modeling of the secondary BH trajectory around the primary BH and its accretion disk. The expected flare was termed the Eddington flare to commemorate the centennial celebrations of now-famous solar eclipse observations to test general relativity by Sir… Expand

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