Blazar Monitoring with the Whipple 10 m Gamma‐ray Telescope


Since September 2005, the Whipple 10 m Gamma‐ray Telescope has been used primarily to monitor known TeV AGN. The five Northern Hemisphere blazars that have been previously detected at Whipple, Markarian 421, H1426+428, Markarian 501, 1ES 1959+650 and 1ES 2344+514, are monitored each night that they are visible. To encourage and coordinate observations of these AGN at other wavelengths, the observing timetable and preliminary light curves for the TeV observations are provided on a publicly accessible website: A number of multiwavelength observing campaigns have been undertaken by numerous collaborators in conjunction with the Whipple program and a significant amount of data has been accumulated. We report here on the status of these multiwavelength observations and present light curves of radio, optical, X‐ray and gamma‐ray data.

In AIP Conference Proceedings
John Kildea
John Kildea
Assistant Professor of Medical Physics