Amit Kumar Mandal

Amit Kumar Mandal
Indian Institute of Astrophysics | IIAP · Research Division Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

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We present the results of photometric reverberation mapping observations on the changing look active galactic nucleus Mrk 590 at z = 0.026. The observations were carried out from July to December, 2018 using broad-band B, R and narrow band Hα and S II filters. B-band traces the continuum emission from the accretion disk, R-band encompasses both the...
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We present the results of photometric reverberation mapping observations on the changing look active galactic nucleus Mrk 590 at z = 0.026. The observations were carried out from July to December, 2018 using broad band B, R and narrow band H{\alpha} and S II filters. B-band traces the continuum emission from the accretion disk, R-band encompasses b...
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Understanding the geometry and kinematics of the broad line region (BLR) of active galactic nuclei (AGN) is important to estimate black hole masses in AGN and study the accretion process. The technique of reverberation mapping (RM) has provided estimates of BLR size for more than 100 AGN now, however, the structure of the BLR has been studied for o...
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Understanding the geometry and kinematics of the broad line region (BLR) of active galactic nuclei (AGN) is important to estimate black hole masses in AGN and study the accretion process. The technique of reverberation mapping (RM) has provided estimates of BLR size for more than 100 AGN now, however, the structure of the BLR has been studied for o...
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We report results of the dust reverberation mapping (DRM) on the Seyfert 1 galaxy Z229−15 at z = 0.0273. Quasi-simultaneous photometric observations for a total of 48 epochs were acquired during the period 2017 July to 2018 December in B, V, J, H and Ks bands. The calculated spectral index (α) between B and V bands for each epoch was used to correc...
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We report results of the dust reverberation mapping (DRM) on the Seyfert 1 galaxy Z229-15 at z = 0.0273. Quasi-simultaneous photometric observations for a total of 48 epochs were acquired during the period 2017 July to 2018 December in B, V, J, H and Ks bands. The calculated spectral index ({\alpha}) between B and V bands for each epoch was used to...
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Quasars are ideal targets to use for astrometric calibration of large scale astronomical surveys as they have negligible proper motion and parallax. The forthcoming 4-m International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) will survey the sky that covers a width of about 27\(^\prime \). To carry out astrometric calibration of the ILMT observations, we aimed...
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Quasars are ideal targets to use for astrometric calibration of large scale astronomical surveys as they have negligible proper motion and parallax. The forthcoming 4-m International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) will survey the sky that covers a width of about 27 arcminute. To carry out astrometric calibration of the ILMT observations, we aimed t...
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Blazars show optical and γ-ray flux variations that are generally correlated, although there are exceptions. Here we present anomalous behaviour seen in the blazar 3C 454.3 based on an analysis of quasi-simultaneous data at optical, ultraviolet, X-ray, and γ-ray energies, spanning about 9 yr from 2008 August to 2017 February. We have identified fou...
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Active galactic nuclei (AGN) are high luminosity sources powered by accretion of matter onto SMBHs located at the centres of galaxies. The SMBH is surrounded by a broad emission line region (BLR) and a dusty torus. It is difficult to study the extent of the dusty torus as the central region of AGN is not resolvable using any conventional imaging te...
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Blazars show optical and $\gamma$-ray flux variations that are generally correlated, although there are exceptions. Here we present anomalous behaviour seen in the blazar 3C 454.3 based on an analysis of quasi-simultaneous data at optical, UV, X-ray and $\gamma$-ray energies, spanning about 9 years from August 2008 to February 2017. We have identif...
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Active galactic nuclei (AGN) are high luminosity sources powered by accretion of matter onto super-massive black holes (SMBHs) located at the centres of galaxies. According to the Unification model of AGN, the SMBH is surrounded by a broad emission line region (BLR) and a dusty torus. It is difficult to study the extent of the dusty torus as the ce...
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The time delay between flux variations in different wavelength bands can be used to probe the inner regions of active galactic nuclei (AGN). Here, we present the first measurements of the time delay between optical and near-infrared (NIR) flux variations in H0507+164, a nearby Seyfert 1.5 galaxy at z = 0.018. The observations in the optical V -band...
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The detection of significant $\gamma$-ray emission from radio-loud narrow line Seyfert 1 (NLSy1s) galaxies enables us to study jets in environments different than those in blazars. However, due to the small number of known $\gamma$-ray emitting NLSy1 ($\gamma$-NLSy1) galaxies, a comprehensive study could not be performed. Here we report the first d...

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