2011ApJ...730L...8A


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2011ApJ...730L...8A - Astrophys. J., 730, L8 (2011/March-3)

MAGIC discovery of very high energy emission from the FSRQ PKS 1222+21.

ALEKSIC J., ANTONELLI L.A., ANTORANZ P., BACKES M., BARRIO J.A., BASTIERI D., BECERRA GONZALEZ J., BEDNAREK W., BERDYUGIN A., BERGER K., BERNARDINI E., BILAND A., BLANCH O., BOCK R.K., BOLLER A., BONNOLI G., BORLA TRIDON D., BRAUN I., BRETZ T., CANELLAS A., CARMONA E., CAROSI A., COLIN P., COLOMBO E., CONTRERAS J.L., CORTINA J., COSSIO L., COVINO S., DAZZI F., DE ANGELIS A., DE CEA DEL POZO E., DE LOTTO B., DELGADO MENDEZ C., DIAGO ORTEGA A., DOERT M., DOMINGUEZ A., DOMINIS PRESTER D., DORNER D., DORO M., ELSAESSER D., FERENC D., FONSECA M.V., FONT L., FRUCK C., GARCIA LOPEZ R.J., GARCZARCZYK M., GARRIDO D., GIAVITTO G., GODINOVIC N., HADASCH D., HAFNER D., HERRERO A., HILDEBRAND D., HOHNE-MONCH D., HOSE J., HRUPEC D., HUBER B., JOGLER T., KLEPSER S., KRAHENBUHL T., KRAUSE J., LA BARBERA A., LELAS D., LEONARDO E., LINDFORS E., LOMBARDI S., LOPEZ M., LORENZ E., MAKARIEV M., MANEVA G., MANKUZHIYIL N., MANNHEIM K., MARASCHI L., MARIOTTI M., MARTINEZ M., MAZIN D., MEUCCI M., MIRANDA J.M., MIRZOYAN R., MIYAMOTO H., MOLDON J., MORALEJO A., NIETO D., NILSSON K., ORITO R., OYA I., PANEQUE D., PAOLETTI R., PARDO S., PAREDES J.M., PARTINI S., PASANEN M., PAUSS F., PEREZ-TORRES M.A., PERSIC M., PERUZZO L., PILIA M., POCHON J., PRADA F., PRADA MORONI P.G., PRANDINI E., PULJAK I., REICHARDT I., REINTHAL R., RHODE W., RIBO M., RICO J., RUGAMER S., SAGGION A., SAITO K., SAITO T.Y., SALVATI M., SATALECKA K., SCALZOTTO V., SCAPIN V., SCHULTZ C., SCHWEIZER T., SHAYDUK M., SHORE S.N., SILLANPAA A., SITAREK J., SOBCZYNSKA D., SPANIER F., SPIRO S., STAMERRA A., STEINKE B., STORZ J., STRAH N., SURIC T., TAKALO L., TAVECCHIO F., TEMNIKOV P., TERZIC T., TESCARO D., TESHIMA M., THOM M., TIBOLLA O., TORRES D.F., TREVES A., VANKOV H., VOGLER P., WAGNER R.M., WEITZEL Q., ZABALZA V., ZANDANEL F., ZANIN R. (The MAGIC Collaboration), TANAKA Y.T., WOOD D.L. and BUSON S.

Abstract (from CDS):

Very high energy (VHE) γ-ray emission from the flat spectrum radio quasar (FSRQ) PKS 1222+21 (4C 21.35, z = 0.432) was detected with the MAGIC Cherenkov telescopes during a short observation (∼0.5 hr) performed on 2010 June 17. The MAGIC detection coincides with high-energy MeV/GeV γ-ray activity measured by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on board the Fermi satellite. The VHE spectrum measured by MAGIC extends from about 70 GeV up to at least 400 GeV and can be well described by a power-law dN/dE ∝ E –Γ with a photon index Γ = 3.75±0.27stat± 0.2syst. The averaged integral flux above 100 GeV is (4.6±0.5)x10–10/cm2/s (∼1 Crab Nebula flux). The VHE flux measured by MAGIC varies significantly within the 30 minute exposure implying a flux doubling time of about 10 minutes. The VHE and MeV/GeV spectra, corrected for the absorption by the extragalactic background light (EBL), can be described by a single power law with photon index 2.72±0.34 between 3 GeV and 400 GeV, and is consistent with emission belonging to a single component in the jet. The absence of a spectral cutoff constrains the γ-ray emission region to lie outside the broad-line region, which would otherwise absorb the VHE γ-rays. Together with the detected fast variability, this challenges present emission models from jets in FSRQs. Moreover, the combined Fermi/LAT and MAGIC spectral data yield constraints on the density of the EBL in the UV-optical to near-infrared range that are compatible with recent models.

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Journal keyword(s): cosmic background radiation - galaxies: active - galaxies: jets - gamma rays: galaxies - quasars: individual: PKS 1222+21

Simbad objects: 7

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Number of rows : 7

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 3C 66A BLL 02 22 39.6111630878 +43 02 07.797284539   15.71 15.21 14.5   ~ 774 1
2 4C 21.35 QSO 12 24 54.4583467193 +21 22 46.385219365   17.56 17.50 18.2   ~ 544 2
3 M 87 BiC 12 30 49.42338230 +12 23 28.0438581 10.16 9.59 8.63   7.49 ~ 6048 3
4 3C 279 QSO 12 56 11.1664521013 -05 47 21.531840471   18.01 17.75 15.87   ~ 2643 2
5 QSO J1512-0906 QSO 15 12 50.53292491 -09 05 59.8295878   16.74 16.54     ~ 1124 1
6 4C 39.49 BLL 16 53 52.21668494 +39 45 36.6089458 14.09 14.15 13.29 8.26   ~ 1879 2
7 QSO B2155-304 BLL 21 58 52.0651817803 -30 13 32.120657891   13.36 13.09 12.62   ~ 1521 1

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