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Program Information for 2019B-0916


PI: Francesco Massaro, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, f.massaro@unito.it
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Title: HUNTING GAMMA-RAY BLAZARS WITH OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPIC OBSERVATIONS

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, 10 and 11 to reveal the nature of all blazar candidates of uncertain type (BCUs) and all blazar-like objects, potential counterparts of the unidentified gamma-ray sources (UGSs) selected according to our methods based on the IR colors, out of the 4FGL. Our legacy project is crucial to prepare the future releases of Fermi source catalogs and to improve our knowledge of the blazar population.

Program Type: Fermi

Scheduled Nights:
Run 2 (2020A):  CT-4m/COSMOS -- 2n on Jun 13 - Jun 14 2020


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