The 2006 radio flare in the jet of CTA 102

C. M. Fromm, E. Ros, T. Savolainen, M. Perucho, A. P. Lobanov, J. A. Zensus

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The blazar CTA 102 underwent a major radio flare in April 2006. We used several 15 GHz VLBI observations from the MOJAVE program to investigate the influence of this extreme event on jet kinematics. The result of modeling and analysis lead to the suggestion of an interaction between traveling and standing shocks 0.2 mas away from the VLBI core.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMemorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings


  • galaxies: active
  • galaxies: jets
  • radio continuum: galaxies
  • radiation mechanisms: non-thermal
  • galaxies: quasars: individual: CTA 102


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