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Title: Scientific Highlights from Observations of Active Galactic Nuclei with the MAGIC Telescope

Abstract

Since 2004, the MAGIC {gamma}-ray telescope has newly discovered 6 TeV blazars. The total set of 13 MAGIC-detected active galactic nuclei includes well-studied objects at other wavelengths like Markarian 501 and the giant radio galaxy M 87, but also the distant the flat-spectrum radio quasar 3C 279, and the newly discovered TeV {gamma}-ray emitter S5 0716+71. In addition, also long-term and multi-wavelength studies on well-known TeV blazars and systematic searches for new TeV blazars have been carried out. Here we report selected highlights from recent MAGIC observations of extragalactic TeV {gamma}-ray sources, emphasizing the new physics insights MAGIC was able to contribute.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, D-80805 Muenchen (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21255159
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1085; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 4. international meeting on high energy gamma-ray astronomy, Heidelberg (Germany), 7-11 Jul 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3076691; (c) 2009 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COSMIC GAMMA SOURCES; GALAXY NUCLEI; GAMMA RADIATION; QUASARS; RADIO GALAXIES; TELESCOPES; TEV RANGE 01-10

Citation Formats

Wagner, Robert. Scientific Highlights from Observations of Active Galactic Nuclei with the MAGIC Telescope. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3076691.
Wagner, Robert. Scientific Highlights from Observations of Active Galactic Nuclei with the MAGIC Telescope. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3076691.
Wagner, Robert. Wed . "Scientific Highlights from Observations of Active Galactic Nuclei with the MAGIC Telescope". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3076691.
@article{osti_21255159,
title = {Scientific Highlights from Observations of Active Galactic Nuclei with the MAGIC Telescope},
author = {Wagner, Robert},
abstractNote = {Since 2004, the MAGIC {gamma}-ray telescope has newly discovered 6 TeV blazars. The total set of 13 MAGIC-detected active galactic nuclei includes well-studied objects at other wavelengths like Markarian 501 and the giant radio galaxy M 87, but also the distant the flat-spectrum radio quasar 3C 279, and the newly discovered TeV {gamma}-ray emitter S5 0716+71. In addition, also long-term and multi-wavelength studies on well-known TeV blazars and systematic searches for new TeV blazars have been carried out. Here we report selected highlights from recent MAGIC observations of extragalactic TeV {gamma}-ray sources, emphasizing the new physics insights MAGIC was able to contribute.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3076691},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1085,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 24 00:00:00 EST 2008},
month = {Wed Dec 24 00:00:00 EST 2008}
}