Tuorla Observatory blazar monitoring

Optical light curves


Main characteristics


Data policy

The lightcurves shown on these pages are intended as a quick-look service for our monitoring group and for the MAGIC consortium. They are made public here to aid multiwavelength campaigns, which sometimes require quick response times. If you want to use some of the data for a publication, please do not extract the data from the images. Contact us and ask for the possibility of getting the data you need.

Data reduction procedure and intrepretation for ten (2002-2012) years of R-band monitoring data for 31 northern sky blazars are available at K. Nilsson et al. (2018, A&A, 620, 185). The main properties of the targets and observing log are available at: Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS-Vizier)


Manuals and useful links

KVA Operation Manual (password protected)
KVA Maintenance Manual (password protected)
Coordinated observations (password protected)
Sunset and sunrise time
KVA twilights (La Palma local time)
NOT weather page
GTC Sky camera
Summary of weather information in ORM
Location of telescopes at ORM


Light curves

Updated Fri Jul 12 09:11:44 AM EEST 2024

FERMI bright targets (password protected)

TeV blazars and AGNs

Name Finding chart Lightcurve Obs epochs
(last 100 days)
Days since
last observation
1ES 0033+595 Find Mag Jy 4
S2 0109+22 Find Mag Jy 4
RGB 0136+391 Find Mag Jy 4
RGB 0214+517 Find Mag Jy 3
B2 0218+35 Find Mag Jy 4
3C 66A Find Mag Jy 4
1ES 0229+200 Find Mag Jy 152
NGC 1275 Find Mag Jy 111
HB89 0317+185 Find Mag Jy 133
1ES 0414+009 Find Mag Jy 131
1ES 0502+675 Find Mag Jy 3
TXS 0506+056 Find Mag Jy 115
VER 0521+211 Find Mag Jy 92
VER 0648+151 Find Mag Jy 88
1ES 0647+250 Find Mag Jy 79
RGB 0710+591 Find Mag Jy 66
S5 0716+714 Find Mag Jy 38
NVSS J073326+515355 Find Mag Jy 53
1ES 0806+524 Find Mag Jy 59
RGB 0847+115 Find Mag Jy 70
OJ 287 Find Mag Jy 67
S4 0954+65 Find Mag Jy 11
1ES 1011+496 Find Mag Jy 53
RX J1058.5+2817 Find Mag Jy 48
Mkn 421 Find Mag Jy 47
Mkn 180 Find Mag Jy 5
RGB 1136+676 Find Mag Jy 5
4C 29.45 Find Mag Jy 29
ON 325 Find Mag Jy 10
1ES 1218+304 Find Mag Jy 8
ON 231 Find Mag Jy 27
MS 1221.8+2452 Find Mag Jy 13
ON 238 Find Mag Jy 8
ON 246 Find Mag Jy 38
3C 279 Find Mag Jy 48
B2 1308+32.6 Find Mag Jy 9
PKS 1413+135 Find Mag Jy 3
B2 1420+32 Find Mag Jy 4
PG 1424+240 Find Mag Jy 5
1ES 1426+428 Find Mag Jy 2
1ES 1440+122 Find Mag Jy 5
PKS 1441+25 Find Mag Jy 3
PKS 1510-089 Find Mag Jy 24
AP Lib Find Mag Jy 1767
TXS 1515-273 Find Mag Jy 1785
PG 1553+113 Find Mag Jy 3
Mkn 501 Find Mag Jy 5
H 1722+119 Find Mag Jy 4
OT 546 Find Mag Jy 5
1ES 1741+196 Find Mag Jy 5
HB89 1749+096 Find Mag Jy 4
B2 1811+31 Find Mag Jy 3
1ES 1959+650 Find Mag Jy 5
MG4 J200112+4352 Find Mag Jy 4
1ES 2037+521 Find Mag Jy 1
PKS 2155-304 Find Mag Jy 1668
BL Lac Find Mag Jy 5
RGB J2243+203 Find Mag Jy 1
B3 2247+381 Find Mag Jy 4
1ES 2344+514 Find Mag Jy 4

Other blazars and AGN

Name Finding chart Lightcurve Obs epochs
(last 100 days)
Days since
last observation
BZB J0022+0006 Find Mag Jy 1
RX J00352+1515 Find Mag Jy 4
B3 0037+405 Find Mag Jy 7
PKS 0047-051 Find Mag Jy 170
4C+31.03 Find Mag Jy 1
MS 0158.5+0019 Find Mag Jy 158
CGRaBS J0211+1051 Find Mag Jy 152
B2 0234+28 Find Mag Jy 131
AO 0235+164 Find Mag Jy 133
PKS 0256+075 Find Mag Jy 153
PKS 0310+013 Find Mag Jy 152
RX J03384+1302 Find Mag Jy 115
RGB 0505+612 Find Mag Jy 81
B2 0716+33 Find Mag Jy 67
PKS 0735+178 Find Mag Jy 82
CRATES J0905+1358 Find Mag Jy 67
RX J1022.7-0112 Find Mag Jy 67
RBS 0921 Find Mag Jy 61
RBS 0970 Find Mag Jy 47
CRATES J1209+1810 Find Mag Jy 25
TON 116 Find Mag Jy 10
PG 1246+586 Find Mag Jy 4
S4 1250+53 Find Mag Jy 2
B2 1348+308 Find Mag Jy 3
PKS 1406-076 Find Mag Jy 48
3FHL J1418.4-0233 Find Mag Jy 8
RBS 1409 Find Mag Jy 2
PKS 1502+106 Find Mag Jy 9
3FHL J1511.8-0513 Find Mag Jy 9
BZQ J1514+4450 Find Mag Jy 10
3FHL J1520.7-0348 Find Mag Jy 9
1ES 1544+820 Find Mag Jy 4
3FHL J1546.1+0818 Find Mag Jy 3
CRATES J1558+5625 Find Mag Jy 2
FGL 1656+6012 Find Mag Jy 2
RGB J1754+322 Find Mag Jy 2
GB6 J1838+4802 Find Mag Jy 4
GB6 B1842+1543 Find Mag Jy 2
RGB 1903+556 Find Mag Jy 8
3FHL J1942.7+1033 Find Mag Jy 5
RGB J2232+117 Find Mag Jy 4
TXS 2241+406 Find Mag Jy 3
PKS 2247-131 Find Mag Jy 4
3C 454.3 Find Mag Jy 5

FERMI bright targets (password protected)

Background picture credit : Rami Rekola 2001