Presentation Abstract

Presentation Number 142.24
Presentation Time: Monday, Jan 10, 2011, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Title Multi-Wavelength Variability of Fermi Selected Blazars
Author Block Meghan Frate1, K. Marshall1, M. Aller2, H. Aller2, H. Miller3, J. Eggen3, D. Gudkova3, H. Marine3, J. Maune3
1Bucknell University, 2U. of Michigan, 3GSU.
Abstract It is known that blazars are among the most variable and luminous objects in the sky due to their orientation relative to our line of sight. Our work has been to map the variability in four energy bands to search for correlations, in hopes of finding better relationships between the energy bands and supplementing existing multi-wavelength studies. We’ve done this with seven blazars monitored by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and collected radio, optical, and X-ray data. We found strong correlation between optical and gamma-ray emissions in most of our objects, with X-rays generally uncorrelated with all other wavelengths, and were able to match these results up to existing emission models.