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Paper: Two Years of Monitoring of Blazars with the OVRO 40 m Telescope at 15 GHz in Support of Fermi-GST
Volume: 427, Accretion and Ejection in AGN: a Global View
Page: 199
Authors: Max-Moerbeck, W.; Pavlidou, V.; Pearson, T. J.; Readhead, A. C. S.; Richards, J.; Stevenson, M.; Healey, S. E.; Romani, R. W.; Shaw, M. S.; Zensus, J. A.; Fuhrmann, L.; Angelakis, E.; Grainge, K.; Taylor, G. B.
Abstract: We have continued our monitoring program of ∼ 1200 sources with the Owens Valley Radio Observatory 40 m Telescope. Most of the sources are part of the Candidate Gamma-Ray Blazar Survey (CGRaBS). We have also been observing Targets Of Opportunity triggered by gamma-ray detections and participating in multiwavelength campaigns lead by Fermi-GST. Regular program sources are observed twice a week and have been observed for ∼ 24 months at 15 GHz. We use these light curves to study the radio variability and its relation with optical properties. A significant fraction of the bright AGNs detected by Fermi-GST are in our program, which will allow for correlations between the radio and gamma-ray behavior for a number of sources. Here we present some example light curves, describe the tools used to study the variability and present some preliminary variability statistics for the sample.
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