Behaviour of the Blazar CTA 102 during two giant outbursts
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Citation (published version)VM Larionov, SG Jorstad, AP Marscher, PS Smith, S Savchenko, D Morozova, T Grishina, E Kopatskaya, L Larionova, E Larionova, A Mokrushina, I Troitsky, Y Troitskaya, G Borman. 2017. "Behaviour of the Blazar CTA 102 during Two Giant Outbursts." Galaxies, Volume 5, pp. 1 - 1 (7).
Blazar CTA 102 underwent exceptional optical and high-energy outbursts in 2012 and 2016-2017. We analyze its behaviour during these events, focusing on polarimetry as a tool that allows us to trace changes in the physical conditions and geometric configuration of the emission source close to the central black hole. We also use Fermi gamma-ray data in conjunction with optical photometry in an effort to localize the origin of the outbursts.