Enhanced optical activity of the blazar PKS 1510-089

Astronomer's Telegram #9455
Larionov, V. M.; Troitskaya, Yu. V.; Troitsky, I. S.

We perform optical photometric and polarimetric monitoring of a sample of gamma-bright blazars using 0.7-m AZT-8 telescope (Crimean Astrophysical Observatory), as a part of WEBT/GASP project. Confirming the Agile ATel#9450 , we report that PKS 1510-089 reached R=14.26 in the night of 2016 September 03, TJD 57635.2. This is 1.5 mag brighter than the quiescence level of this season. R band light curve for PKS 1510-089 can be seen on our web-page.