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Program Information for 2018B-0934


PI: Francesco Massaro, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, f.massaro@unito.it
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Title: THE OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPIC CAMPAIGN OF GAMMA-RAY BLAZAR CANDIDATES: 10 YRS AFTER THE FERMI LAUNCH

Abstract: One of the main scientific objectives of the Fermi-NOAO Cooperative Arrangement is: studying candidate counterparts, including redshift determination of previously unknown BL Lacs and high-redshift blazars. We propose to extend our optical spectroscopic campaign, already approved in Fermi Cycle 6, 9 and 10, to reveal the nature of all the blazar candidates of uncertain type (BCUs) and all the blazar-like objects, potential counterparts of the unidentified gamma-ray sources (UGSs) selected according to our methods based on the IR colors, to the Fermi 8 year source list. Our legacy project is crucial to prepare the future releases of the Fermi catalogs and to improve our knowledge of the blazar population.

Program Type: Fermi

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2019A):  SOAR/Goodman -- 2n on May 22 - May 23 2019
Run 2 (2019A):  CT-4m/COSMOS -- 1n on Jun 11 2019


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