• Jun-Hui Fan

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    • A Visual Method of Time Scale Determination using a PC for Radio Sources

      Yong Huang Jun-Hui Fan Jing Pan

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      Variability is one of the extremely observational properties. In the radio bands, variability is caused by the shock in the jet. In this case, emissions increase rapidly following an exponential curve, and then decrease rapidly also in an exponential curve. The variability time scale is important with regard to the physics carrying on in the jet. However, it is not easy to fit the light curve. In this paper, we proposed a method of light curve fitting on a PC machine, in which the theoretical exponential light curve is adopted to the observations using the least regression method. Using this method, anybody can fit the light curve and get the time scale by moving and clicking themouse.We also used this method to some light curves obtained from the archive and compared our results with those in the literature.

    • Ratio of the Core to the Extended Emissions in the Comoving Frame for Blazars

      Yun-Tian Li Shao-Yu Fu Huan-Jian Feng Si-Le He Chao Lin Jun-Hui Fan Denise Costantin Yu-Tao Zhang

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      In a two-component jet model, the emissions are the sum of the core and extended emissions: $S^{\mathrm{ob}}=S_{\mathrm{core}}^{\mathrm{ob}}+S_{\mathrm{ext}}^{\mathrm{ob}}$, with the core emissions, $S_{\mathrm{core}}^{\mathrm{ob}}= f S_{\mathrm{ext}}^{\mathrm{ob}}\delta ^{q}$ being a function of the Doppler factor $\delta$, the extended emission $S_{\mathrm{ext}}^{\mathrm{ob}}$, the jet type dependent factor q, and the ratio of the core to the extended emissions in the comoving frame, f. The f is an unobservable but important parameter. Following our previous work, we collect 65 blazars with available Doppler factor $\delta$, superluminal velocity $\beta _{\mathrm{app}}$, and core-dominance parameter, R, and calculated the ratio, f, and performed statistical analyses. We found that the ratio, f, in BL Lacs is on average larger than that in FSRQs. We suggest that the difference of the ratio f between FSRQs and BL Lacs is one of the possible reasons that cause the difference of other observed properties between them. We also find some significant correlations between $\log f$ and other parameters, including intrinsic (de-beamed) peak frequency, $\log \nu _{\mathrm{p}}^{\mathrm{in}}$, intrinsic polarization, $\log P^{\mathrm{in}}$, and core-dominance parameter, $\log R$, for the whole sample. In addition, we show that the ratio, f, can be estimated by R.

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