2008A&A...481L.103A


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2008A&A...481L.103A - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 481, L103-107 (2008/4-3)

Discovery of VHE γ-rays from the high-frequency-peaked BL Lacertae object RGBJ0152+017.

AHARONIAN F., AKHPERJANIAN A.G., BARRES DE ALMEIDA U., BAZER-BACHI A.R., BEHERA B., BEILICKE M., BENBOW W., BERNLOEHR K., BOISSON C., BORREL V., BRAUN I., BRION E., BRUCKER J., BUEHLER R., BULIK T., BUESCHING I., BOUTELIER T., CARRIGAN S., CHADWICK P.M., CHAVES R.C.G., CHOUNET L.-M., CLAPSON A.C., COIGNET G., CORNILS R., COSTAMANTE L., DALTON M., DEGRANGE B., DICKINSON H.J., DJANNATI-ATAIE A., DOMAINKO W., DRURY L.O'C., DUBOIS F., DUBUS G., DYKS J., EGBERTS K., EMMANOULOPOULOS D., ESPIGAT P., FARNIER C., FEINSTEIN F., FIASSON A., FOERSTER A., FONTAINE G., FUESSLING M., GABICI S., GALLANT Y.A., GIEBELS B., GLICENSTEIN J.-F., GLUECK B., GORET P., HADJICHRISTIDIS C., HAUSER D., HAUSER M., HEINZELMANN G., HENRI G., HERMANN G., HINTON J.A., HOFFMANN A., HOFMANN W., HOLLERAN M., HOPPE S., HORNS D., JACHOLKOWSKA A., DE JAGER O.C., JUNG I., KATARZYNSKI K., KAUFMANN S., KENDZIORRA E., KERSCHHAGGL M., KHANGULYAN D., KHELIFI B., KEOGH D., KOMIN N., KOSACK K., LAMANNA G., LATHAM I.J., LENAIN J.-P., LOHSE T., MARTIN J.-M., MARTINEAU-HUYNH O., MARCOWITH A., MASTERSON C., MAURIN D., McCOMB T.J.L., MODERSKI R., MOULIN E., NAUMANN-GODO M., DE NAUROIS M., NEDBAL D., NEKRASSOV D., NOLAN S.J., OHM S., OLIVE J.-P., DE ONA WILHELMI E., ORFORD K.J., OSBORNE J.L., OSTROWSKI M., PANTER M., PEDALETTI G., PELLETIER G., PETRUCCI P.-O., PITA S., PUEHLHOFER G., PUNCH M., QUIRRENBACH A., RAUBENHEIMER B.C., RAUE M., RAYNER S.M., RENAUD M., RIEGER F., RIPKEN J., ROB L., ROSIER-LEES S., ROWELL G., RUDAK B., RUPPEL J., SAHAKIAN V., SANTANGELO A., SCHLICKEISER R., SCHOECK F.M., SCHROEDER R., SCHWANKE U., SCHWARZBURG S., SCHWEMMER S., SHALCHI A., SOL H., SPANGLER D., STAWARZ L., STEENKAMP R., STEGMANN C., SUPERINA G., TAM P.H., TAVERNET J.-P., TERRIER R., VAN ELDIK C., VASILEIADIS G., VENTER C., VIALLE J.-P., VINCENT P., VIVIER M., VOELK H.J., VOLPE F., WAGNER S.J., WARD M., ZDZIARSKI A.A. and ZECH A.

Abstract (from CDS):

The BL Lac object RGBJ0152+017 (z=0.080) was predicted to be a very high-energy (VHE; >100GeV) γ-ray source, due to its high X-ray and radio fluxes. Our aim is to understand the radiative processes by investigating the observed emission and its production mechanism using the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) experiment. We report recent observations of the BL Lac source RGBJ0152+017 made in late October and November 2007 with the HESS array consisting of four imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. Contemporaneous observations were made in X-rays by the Swift and RXTE satellites, in the optical band with the ATOM telescope, and in the radio band with the Nancay Radio Telescope. A signal of 173 γ-ray photons corresponding to a statistical significance of 6.6σ was found in the data. The energy spectrum of the source can be described by a powerlaw with a spectral index of Γ=2.95±0.36stat±0.20syst. The integral flux above 300GeV corresponds to ∼2% of the flux of the Crab nebula. The source spectral energy distribution (SED) can be described using a two-component non-thermal synchrotron self-Compton (SSC) leptonic model, except in the optical band, which is dominated by a thermal host galaxy component. The parameters that are found are very close to those found in similar SSC studies in TeV blazars. RGBJ0152+017 is discovered as a source of VHE γ-rays by HESS The location of its synchrotron peak, as derived from the SED in Swift data, allows clear classification as a high-frequency-peaked BL Lac (HBL).

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: BL Lacertae objects: individual: RGB J0152+017 - gamma rays: observations - galaxies: BL Lacertae objects: general - galaxies: active

Simbad objects: 4

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Number of rows : 4

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
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1 3FHL J0152.6+0147 BLL 01 52 39.6108342199 +01 47 17.385034188     15.12 11.8   ~ 107 1
2 ACO 267 ClG 01 52 41.96 +01 00 25.6           ~ 200 0
3 M 1 SNR 05 34 31.94 +22 00 52.2           ~ 5610 4
4 3C 295 Sy2 14 11 20.467 +52 12 09.52   22.34 20.80 18.54   ~ 900 5

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