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J16021+3326: New Multi-Frequency Observations Of a Complex Source

Tremblay, S. E. and Taylor, G. B. and Richards, J. L. and Readhead, A. C. S. and Helmboldt, J. F. and Romani, R. W. and Healey, S. E. (2010) J16021+3326: New Multi-Frequency Observations Of a Complex Source. Astrophysical Journal, 712 (1). pp. 159-163. ISSN 0004-637X.

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We present multi-frequency Very Long Baseline Array observations of J16021+3326. These observations, along with variability data obtained from the Owens Valley Radio Observatory candidate gamma-ray blazar monitoring program, clearly indicate that this source is a blazar. The peculiar characteristic of this blazar, which daunted previous classification attempts, is that we appear to be observing down a precessing jet, the mean orientation of which is aligned with us almost exactly.

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Additional Information:© 2010 American Astronomical Society. Issue 1 (2010 March 20). Received 2009 December 28; accepted for publication 2010 January 28; published 2010 February 25. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. Facilities: VLBA
Subject Keywords:galaxies: active; galaxies: evolution; galaxies: individual (J16021+3326, J16021+3326, J16021+3326, J16021+3326, J16021+3326); galaxies: jets; galaxies: nuclei; radio continuum: galaxies
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Official Citation:S. E. Tremblay et al 2010 ApJ 712 159 doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/712/1/159
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Deposited By: Jason Perez
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