SIMBAD references

2012ApJ...744..177L - Astrophys. J., 744, 177 (2012/January-2)

Contemporaneous VLBA 5 GHz observations of Large Area Telescope detected blazars.

LINFORD J.D., TAYLOR G.B., ROMANI R.W., HELMBOLDT J.F., READHEAD A.C.S., REEVES R. and RICHARDS J.L.

Abstract (from CDS):

The radio properties of blazars detected by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have been observed contemporaneously by the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). In total, 232 sources were observed with the VLBA. Ninety sources that were previously observed as part of the VLBA Imaging and Polarimetry Survey (VIPS) have been included in the sample, as well as 142 sources not found in VIPS. This very large, 5 GHz flux-limited sample of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) provides insights into the mechanism that produces strong γ-ray emission. In particular, we see that γ-ray emission is related to strong, uniform magnetic fields in the cores of the host AGN. Included in this sample are non-blazar AGNs such as 3C84, M82, and NGC 6251. For the blazars, the total VLBA radio flux density at 5 GHz correlates strongly with γ-ray flux. The LAT BL Lac objects tend to be similar to the non-LAT BL Lac objects, but the LAT flat-spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs) are significantly different from the non-LAT FSRQs. Strong core polarization is significantly more common among the LAT sources, and core fractional polarization appears to increase during LAT detection.

Abstract Copyright:

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - galaxies: jets - galaxies: nuclei - gamma rays: galaxies - radio continuum: galaxies

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJ/744/177): table1.dat>

Simbad objects: 239

goto Full paper

goto View the reference in ADS

To bookmark this query, right click on this link: simbad:2012ApJ...744..177L and select 'bookmark this link' or equivalent in the popup menu


2019.12.11-10:27:06

© Université de Strasbourg/CNRS

    • Contact