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BL Lac Objects [electronic resource] : Proceedings of a Workshop Held in Como, Italy, September 20–23, 1988 / edited by Laura Maraschi, Tommaso Maccacaro, Marie-Helene Ulrich.

Edition:
1st ed. 1989.
Publication:
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 1989.
Series:
Lecture Notes in Physics, 0075-8450 ; 334
Lecture Notes in Physics, 0075-8450 ; 334
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (X, 498 p. 21 illus.)
Subjects:
Observations, Astronomical.
Astronomy—Observations.
Astrophysics.
Geophysics.
Atoms.
Physics.
Local subjects:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques. (search)
Astrophysics and Astroparticles. (search)
Geophysics/Geodesy. (search)
Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics. (search)
Language:
English
Summary:
This volume gives a comprehensible survey of BL Lac objects: contributors summarize observations on these interesting astrophysical objects and present theoretical models to explain them. Understanding these objects should help to give a better insight into the physics of black holes and relativistic plasmas. Topics addressed cover radio jets expanding at superluminal velocities, possible effects of relativistic jets on interstellar matter, the continuum emission over the whole electromagnetic system and its variability, and the impact of these observations on gravitational lensing and cosmological evolution. The book should be immensely useful for graduate students.
Contents:
Superluminal motion in quasars and BL Lac objects
Statistics of superluminal sources
VLBI polarization measurements of BL Lacertae objects
Statistical properties of radio polarization of blazars
The physical conditions and orientations of parsec-scale jets derived FROM CM-waveband variability data
Radio variability of BL Lacs and related objects: Observations vs. shocked jet models
The host galaxy of BL Lac objects or what's in a name?
Optical observations of a complete sample of radio selected BL Lac objects
A spectroscopic study of blazars at medium resolution. Observations of PKS 0521-36, PKS 0537-44 and PKS 0823-22
Beamed ionizing radiation in radio galaxies
What are the emission line filaments along the radio axis of Centaurus A?
Narrow band imaging close to the nuclei of BL Lac objects
Anisotropic ionising continuum emission in AGNs
Optical-infrared synchrotron emission in luminous AGN
Polarization OF BL Lac objects
Simultaneous UBVRI polarimetry of blazars
Optical photometry and polarimetry of BL Lacertae objects
An optical polarization survey for BL Lacs
Long-term optical variability of BL Lac objects
The nature of the rapid optical variability observed for BL Lacertae
Energy distributions of blazars
Radio and optical variability in blazars
Simultaneous optical and IR observations of BL Lacertae objects
Simultaneous optical and IR polarimetric observations of Blazars
Multiwaveband observations of the Blazar 1156+295
Recent activity in 3C 273
Questions and comments
BL Lacertae objects detected in the HEAO-1 all sky X-ray survey
BL Lac objects from the extended medium sensitivity survey: The surface density
BL Lacertae objects from the EXOSAT high galactic latitude survey: Constraints on the LogN-LogS and on the cosmological evolution
The optical and radio properties of X-ray selected Bl Lacertae Objects
Optical polarimetry of x-ray selected BL Lacs 1989
Two new BL Lacertae objects discovered in the error boxes of hard X-ray sources
Discovery of an X-ray selected optically highly variable quasar
Einstein observatory X-ray spectra of BL Lac objects
BL Lac objects as X-Ray sources: The Exosat observations
The exosat spectral survey of BL Lacertae objects
X-ray studies of BL Lac objects with Ginga
Spectral components of BL Lac objects and other compact extragalactic radio sources
The X-ray variability of PKS 2155-304: A power spectrum analysis
Emission models of BL Lac objects
On the energy dependent variability of BL Lac Objects
Relativistic jet models for the BL Lacertae object Mrk 421 during three epochs of observation
On the steep X-ray spectrumof BL Lac objects
Models of OJ 287 based on optical monitoring
On speed of jets
The interaction of relativistic jets with the ambient radiation field
Collimation and polarization of radiation through scattering by jets
Accretion-disk models of BL Lac objects
The relationship between BL Lacertae objects and other types of active and normal galaxies and quasi-stellar objects
BL Lac objects, OW/HPQs and unified models
The relation of BL Lac objects to QSOs and galaxies
Is gravitational lensing important for BL Lac objects?
Galaxies near distant quasars: Evidence for statistical gravitational lensing
Relativistic beaming, luminosity functions, and the number counts of BL Lac objects
Evolutionary BL Lacs ?
A model for the evolution of quasars and BL Lacs
Nature and evolution of BL Lac objects
General discussion.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Contributor:
Maraschi, Laura. editor., Editor,
Maccacaro, Tommaso. editor., Editor,
Ulrich, Marie-Helene. editor., Editor,
ISBN:
3-540-46203-1
Publisher Number:
10.1007/BFb0031137 doi
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