Blazar 3C 279 undergoing major gamma-ray flare

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Fri, 01/26/2018 - 23:45

AAVSO Alert Notice 611 reports on a major gamma-ray flare in the blazar 3C 279 (Virgo). This blazar is also in its optical high state (V~14.5). Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ