2013A&A...559A.136H


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2013A&A...559A.136H - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 559A, 136-136 (2013/11-1)

Discovery of very high energy γ-ray emission from the BL Lacertae object PKS 0301-243 with H.E.S.S..

H.E.S.S. COLLABORATION, ABRAMOWSKI A., ACERO F., AHARONIAN F., AIT BENKHALI F., AKHPERJANIAN A.G., ANGUENER E., ANTON G., BALENDERAN S., BALZER A., BARNACKA A., BECHERINI Y., BECKER TJUS J., BERNLOEHR K., BIRSIN E., BISSALDI E., BITEAU J., BOETTCHER M., BOISSON C., BOLMONT J., BORDAS P., BRUCKER J., BRUN F., BRUN P., BULIK T., CARRIGAN S., CASANOVA S., CERRUTI M., CHADWICK P.M., CHALME-CALVET R., CHAVES R.C.G., CHEESEBROUGH A., CHRETIEN M., COLAFRANCESCO S., COLOGNA G., CONRAD J., COUTURIER C., DALTON M., DANIEL M.K., DAVIDS I.D., DEGRANGE B., DEIL C., DEWILT P., DICKINSON H.J., DJANNATI-ATAIE A., DOMAINKO W., DRURY L.O'C., DUBUS G., DUTSON K., DYKS J., DYRDA M., EDWARDS T., EGBERTS K., EGER P., ESPIGAT P., FARNIER C., FEGAN S., FEINSTEIN F., FERNANDES M.V., FERNANDEZ D., FIASSON A., FONTAINE G., FOERSTER A., FUESLING M., GAJDUS M., GALLANT Y.A., GARRIGOUX T., GIEBELS B., GLICENSTEIN J.F., GRONDIN M.-H., GRUDZINSKA M., HAEFFNER S., HAGUE J.D., HAHN J., HARRIS J., HEINZELMANN G., HENRI G., HERMANN G., HERVET O., HILLERT A., HINTON J.A., HOFMANN W., HOFVERBERG P., HOLLER M., HORNS D., JACHOLKOWSKA A., JAHN C., JAMROZY M., JANIAK M., JANKOWSKY F., JUNG I., KASTENDIECK M.A., KATARZYNSKI K., KATZ U., KAUFMANN S., KHELIFI B., KIEFFER M., KLEPSER S., KLOCHKOV D., KLUZNIAK W., KNEISKE T., KOLITZUS D., KOMIN NU., KOSACK K., KRAKAU S., KRAYZEL F., KRUEGER P.P., LAFFON H., LAMANNA G., LEFAUCHEUR J., LEMOINE-GOUMARD M., LENAIN J.-P., LENNARZ D., LOHSE T., LOPATIN A., LU C.-C., MARANDON V., MARCOWITH A., MARX R., MAURIN G., MAXTED N., MAYER M., McCOMB T.J.L., MEDINA M.C., MEHAULT J., MENZLER U., MEYER M., MODERSKI R., MOHAMED M., MOULIN E., MURACH T., NAUMANN C.L., DE NAUROIS M., NEDBAL D., NIEMIEC J., NOLAN S.J., OAKES L., OHM S., DE ONA WILHELMI E., OPITZ B., OSTROWSKI M., OYA I., PANTER M., PARSONS R.D., PAZ ARRIBAS M., PEKEUR N.W., PELLETIER G., PEREZ J., PETRUCCI P.-O., PEYAUD B., PITA S., POON H., PUEHLHOFER G., PUNCH M., QUIRRENBACH A., RAAB S., RAUE M., REIMER A., REIMER O., RENAUD M., DE LOS REYES R., RIEGER F., ROB L., ROSIER-LEES S., ROWELL G., RUDAK B., RULTEN C.B., SAHAKIAN V., SANCHEZ D.A., SANTANGELO A., SCHLICKEISER R., SCHUESSLER F., SCHULZ A., SCHWANKE U., SCHWARZBURG S., SCHWEMMER S., SOL H., SPENGLER G., SPIES F., STAWARZ L., STEENKAMP R., STEGMANN C., STINZING F., STYCZ K., SUSHCH I., SZOSTEK A., TAVERNET J.-P., TERRIER R., TLUCZYKONT M., TRICHARD C., VALERIUS K., VAN ELDIK C., VASILEIADIS G., VENTER C., VIANA A., VINCENT P., VOELK H.J., VOLPE F., VORSTER M., WAGNER S.J., WAGNER P., WARD M., WEIDINGER M., WEITZEL Q., WHITE R., WIERZCHOLSKA A., WILLMANN P., WOERNLEIN A., WOUTERS D., ZACHARIAS M., ZAJCZYK A., ZDZIARSKI A.A., ZECH A. and ZECHLIN H.-S.

Abstract (from CDS):

The active galactic nucleus PKS0301-243 (z=0.266) is a high-synchrotron-peaked BLLac object that is detected at high energies (HE, 100MeV<E<100GeV) by Fermi/LAT. This paper reports on the discovery of PKS0301-243 at very high energies (E>100GeV) by the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) from observations between September 2009 and December 2011 for a total live time of 34.9h. Gamma rays above 200GeV are detected at a significance of 9.4σ. A hint of variability at the 2.5σ level is found. An integral flux I(E>200GeV=(3.3±1.1stat±0.7syst)x10–12ph/cm2/s and a photon index Γ=4.6±0.7stat±0.2syst are measured. Multi-wavelength light curves in HE, X-ray and optical bands show strong variability, and a minimal variability timescale of eight days is estimated from the optical light curve. A single-zone leptonic synchrotron self-Compton scenario satisfactorily reproduces the multi-wavelength data. In this model, the emitting region is out of equipartition and the jet is particle dominated. Because of its high redshift compared to other sources observed at TeV energies, the very high energy emission from PKS0301-243 is attenuated by the extragalactic background light (EBL) and the measured spectrum is used to derive an upper limit on the opacity of the EBL.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - BL Lacertae objects: general - BL Lacertae objects: individual: PKS 0301-243 - gamma rays: galaxies - radiation mechanisms: non-thermal

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 QSO B0301-243 BLL 03 03 26.5029737074 -24 07 11.423823772   16.55 16.18     ~ 165 1
2 USNO-A2.0 0600-01199510 G 03 03 27.7 -24 07 01           ~ 3 0
3 M 1 SNR 05 34 31.94 +22 00 52.2           ~ 5596 4
4 Mrk 421 BLL 11 04 27.3139210166 +38 12 31.798324828   13.50 12.90 8.31   ~ 2383 1
5 3C 279 QSO 12 56 11.1664521013 -05 47 21.531840471   18.01 17.75 15.87   ~ 2703 2
6 QSO B1959+650 BLL 19 59 59.8525497024 +65 08 54.651170114     12.8 11.21   ~ 501 2
7 QSO B2155-304 BLL 21 58 52.0651817803 -30 13 32.120657891   13.36 13.09 12.62   ~ 1563 1

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