13th Astronomers Telegram: strong increase in brightness of AGN 3C 371
Since the beginning of November, the brightness of AGN 3C 371 has been steadily increasing slightly. On Sunday evening, 12.11.2022, we were able to measure a stronger increase in the optical brightness of this object.
Award for astronomy project of the FKG student science laboratory
The astronomy group of the Science Laboratory of the Friedrich-Koenig-Gymnasium was awarded a Reiff Prize for school and amateur astronomy in Bochum at the weekend.
Data from Hettstadt helped to get closer to the puzzle of kink instabilities in jets
In the naturally occurring plasma streams of the jets of active galactic nuclei magnetohydrodynamic instabilities are suspected, however the exact connections with suddenly occurring brightness bursts of AGN, so-called flares, have not yet been fully unraveled. In the current issue of the highly renowned journal Nature, an article has now been published in which an important step in this direction is taken.