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Paper: QSO Astrophysics with the Space Interferometry Mission
Volume: 350, Blazar Variability Workshop II: Entering the GLAST Era
Page: 225
Authors: Londish, D.; Wehrle, A.E.; Unwin, S.C.; Jones, D.L.; Meier, D.L.; Piner, B.G.
Abstract: The Space Interferometry Mission (SIM Planetquest) will be the first optical interferometer capable of microarcsecond precision astrometry on quasars. Objects brighter than ∼16th mag will be used as targets to answer questions such as: “Does the most compact optical emission come from an accretion disk or from a relativistic jet?” ; “Is the separation of the radio core and optical photocenter stable at the level of a few micorarcseconds or does it change?” ; and “Is there a shift in the optical photocenter as a function of color?” We are gathering results from variability studies to select appropriate SIM targets.
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