Accretion disk reverberation mapping of Active Galactic Nuclei at Wise Observatory
July 07, 2018
December 21, 2018
We have started automatized photometric monitoring of active galactic nuclei using the 46 cm telescope of the Wise Observatory in Israel. The telescope is specially equipped with narrow-band filters to perform high-fidelity photometric reverberation mapping of the accretion disk in V $<17$ mag sources up to $z \sim 0.1$. Here, we describe the capability and accuracy of the experiment and present the first science verification data obtained for the Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk 279.
With sub-day sampling over more than two months, and typical flux measurement uncertainties of $1\%$, we are able to measure inter-band time-delays of up to $\sim 2$ days across the optical range.
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