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2014A&A...567A.113B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 567A, 113-113 (2014/7-1)

PKS 1510-089: a rare example of a flat spectrum radio quasar with a very high-energy emission.


Abstract (from CDS):

The blazar PKS 1510-089 is an example of flat spectrum radio quasars. High-energy emissions from this class of objects are believed to have been produced by IC radiation with seed photons originating from the broad line region. In such a paradigm, a lack of very high-energy emissions is expected because of the Klein-Nishina effect and strong absorption in the broad line region. Recent detection of at least three such blazars by Cherenkov telescopes has forced a revision of our understanding of these objects. We have aimed to model the observed spectral energy distribution of PKS 1510-089 from the high-energy flares in March 2009, during which very high-energy emission were also detected by H.E.S.S. We have applied the single-zone internal shock scenario to reproduce the multiwavelength spectrum of PKS 1510-089. We have followed the evolution of the electrons as they propagate along the jet and emit synchrotron and IC radiation. We have considered two sources of external photons: the dusty torus and the broad line region. We have also examined the effects of the gamma-gamma absorption of the high-energy photons both in the AGN environment (the broad line region and the dusty torus), as well as while traveling over cosmological distances: the extragalactic background light. We have successfully modeled the observed spectrum of PKS 1510-089. In our model, the highest energy emission is the result of the Comptonization of the infrared photons from the dusty torus, thus avoiding Klein-Nishina regime, while the bulk of the emissions in the GeV range may still be dominated by the Comptonization of radiation coming from the broad line region.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: jets - galaxies: active - quasars: individual: PKS 1510-089

Simbad objects: 5

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Number of rows : 5

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
1 M 1 SNR 05 34 31.94 +22 00 52.2           ~ 5596 4
2 4C 21.35 QSO 12 24 54.4583467193 +21 22 46.385219365   17.56 17.50 18.2   ~ 563 2
3 3C 279 QSO 12 56 11.1664521013 -05 47 21.531840471   18.01 17.75 15.87   ~ 2704 2
4 QSO J1512-0906 QSO 15 12 50.53292491 -09 05 59.8295878   16.74 16.54     ~ 1149 1
5 3C 454.3 QSO 22 53 57.74798 +16 08 53.5611   16.57 16.10 15.22   ~ 2506 2

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