BL Lac objects: proceedings of a workshop held in Como, Italy, September 20-23, 1988
Laura Maraschi, Tommaso Maccacaro, Marie-Hélène Ulrich
Springer-Verlag, 1989 - Science - 497 pages
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.
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Superluminal Motion in Quasars and BL Lac Objects
Polarization of BL Lac Objects 119
VLBI Polarization Measurements of BL Lacertae Objects
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absolute magnitude accretion disk Active Galactic Nuclei Aller Ap.J astr Astron Astronomy Astrophys Astrophysics B2 bright sample BL Lac objects BL Lacertae objects Blandford blazars Burbidge continuum core correlation detected distribution EELR elliptical galaxies emission lines emitting EMSS energy evolution EXOSAT extended radio Fanti Figure flux density frequency galactic Giommi host galaxy HPQs Impey infrared ionization Konigl light curves Lorentz factor luminosity function Maccacaro Maccagni Maraschi measured Mushotzky nucleus Observatory observed optical polarization Ostriker parameters parent population Pearson position angle power law properties QSOs quasars radio axis radio emission radio galaxies radio selected radio sources redshift region relativistic beaming relativistic jet selected BL Lacs Setti Seyfert Seyfert galaxies slope spectra spectral index spectrum structure superluminal survey synchrotron telescope timescale Urry variability variations velocity VLBI wavelength X-ray emission X-ray selected BL XBLs Zensus