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Optical and infrared polarimetry and photometry of blazars. / Mead, A.R.G.; Ballard, K.R.; Brand, P.W.J.L.; Hough, J.; Brindle, C.; Bailey, J.

In: Astronomy and Astrophysics: Supplement Series, Vol. 83, No. 1, 1990, p. 183-204.

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Mead, ARG, Ballard, KR, Brand, PWJL, Hough, J, Brindle, C & Bailey, J 1990, 'Optical and infrared polarimetry and photometry of blazars', Astronomy and Astrophysics: Supplement Series, vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 183-204.

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Mead, A. R. G., Ballard, K. R., Brand, P. W. J. L., Hough, J., Brindle, C., & Bailey, J. (1990). Optical and infrared polarimetry and photometry of blazars. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Supplement Series, 83(1), 183-204.

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Mead ARG, Ballard KR, Brand PWJL, Hough J, Brindle C, Bailey J. Optical and infrared polarimetry and photometry of blazars. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Supplement Series. 1990;83(1):183-204.

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Mead, A.R.G. ; Ballard, K.R. ; Brand, P.W.J.L. ; Hough, J. ; Brindle, C. ; Bailey, J. / Optical and infrared polarimetry and photometry of blazars. In: Astronomy and Astrophysics: Supplement Series. 1990 ; Vol. 83, No. 1. pp. 183-204.

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