3C66A : Rapid fading in January

Since the end of 2000, this blazar continuously brightened until the mid-January 2001 when it started rapid fading from the peak magnitude of about 14.0 (vsnet-campaign-blazar 124, 127). While a possible brightening to V=14.2mag was reported on Februrary 1 (vsnet-campaign-blazar 140), the fading trend generally continued throughout the first half of the season (vsnet-campaign-blazar 160).

The object recovered to 14.1mag on August (vsnet-campaign-blazar 222). It was reported to be in a faint (14.5mag) state in December (vsnet-campaign-blazar 239).

Other related articles: vsnet-campaign-blazar 119, 122, 136, 141, 143, 149,

Light Curve of This Object