Radio follow-up of the γ-ray flaring gravitational lens JVAS B0218+357
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Citation of Original PublicationC. Spingola, D. Dallacasa, M. Orienti, M. Giroletti, J. P. McKean, C. C. Cheung, T. Hovatta, S. Ciprini, F. D'Ammando, E. Falco, S. Larsson, W. Max-Moerbeck, R. Ojha, A. C. S. Readhead, J. L. Richards, J. Scargle, Radio follow-up of the γ-ray flaring gravitational lens JVAS B0218+357, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 457, Issue 2, 01 April 2016, Pages 2263–2271, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw136
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We present results on multifrequency Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) monitoring observations of the double-image gravitationally lensed blazar JVAS B0218+357. Multi-epoch observations started less than one month after the γ-ray flare detected in 2012 by the Large Area Telescope on board Fermi, and spanned a 2-month interval. The radio light curves did not reveal any significant flux density variability, suggesting that no clear correlation between the high-energy and low-energy emission is present. This behaviour was confirmed also by the long-term Owens Valley Radio Observatory monitoring data at 15 GHz. The milliarcsecond-scale resolution provided by the VLBA observations allowed us to resolve the two images of the lensed blazar, which have a core-jet structure. No significant morphological variation is found by the analysis of the multi-epoch data, suggesting that the region responsible for the γ-ray variability is located in the core of the active galactic nuclei, which is opaque up to the highest observing frequency of 22 GHz.
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