PI: Matthew Lister, Purdue U., email@example.com
Address: 1396 Physics Bldg., 525 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
Title: WIYN 3.5 m Spectroscopy of Radio-Loud Fermi AGN
Abstract: We propose a WIYN 3.5m multi-object spectroscopic program to observe radio-loud AGN in the LAT FL8Y catalog. Optical spectra of the target and up to 60 nearby galaxy cluster candidates will be obtained simultaneously, increasing the chances of determining a cluster redshift for lineless BL Lacs. Priority will be given to high energy flux, compact radio AGN with g mag. brighter than 19 and no prior spectroscopy. These data will enhance Fermi science by establishing AGN classifications, line luminosities, rest frame synchrotron peak frequencies, and jet speeds. By increasing the fraction of LAT-detected blazars with known redshifts, complete samples will be assembled to fainter flux levels, improving the the measured luminosity functions of blazar sub-classes and our understanding of the EGRB.
Program Type: Purdue
Run 1 (2019A): WIYN/HYDR -- 1n on May 28 2019
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