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The Contrasting Nature of Gamma-Ray/Optical Variability in the Blazar PKS 0208-512 During Successive Outbursts

@article{Chatterjee2013TheCN,
  title={The Contrasting Nature of Gamma-Ray/Optical Variability in the Blazar PKS 0208-512 During Successive Outbursts},
  author={Ritaban Chatterjee and Giovanni Fossati and Claudia Megan Urry and Charles D. Bailyn and Laura Maraschi and Michelle M. Buxton and Erin Wells Bonning and Jedidah C. Isler and Paolo De Coppi},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2013}
}
The Yale/SMARTS optical-near-IR monitoring program has followed the variations in emission of the Fermi-LAT monitored blazars in the southern sky with closely spaced observations since 2008. We report the discovery of an optical-near-IR (OIR) outburst with no accompanying gamma-rays in the blazar PKS 0208-512, one of the targets of this program. While the source undergoes three outbursts of 1 mag or more at OIR wavelengths lasting for longer than 3 months during 2008-2011, only interval 1 and 3… 

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