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Title: Investigating the peculiar emission from the new VHE gamma-ray source H1722+119

The Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) telescopes ob- served the BL Lac object H1722+119 (redshift unknown) for six consecutive nights between 2013 May 17 and 22, for a total of 12.5 h. The observations were triggered by high activity in the optical band measured by the KVA (Kungliga Vetenskap- sakademien) telescope. The source was for the first time detected in the very high energy (VHE, E > 100GeV) γ-ray band with a statistical significance of 5.9 σ. The integral flux above 150GeV is estimated to be (2.0±0.5) per cent of the Crab Nebula flux. We used contemporaneous high energy (HE, 100MeV < E < 100GeV) γ-ray observations from Fermi-LAT (Large Area Telescope) to estimate the redshift of the source. Within the framework of the current extragalactic background light models, we estimate the redshift to be z = 0.34±0.15. Additionally, we used contemporaneous X-ray to radio data collected by the instruments on board the Swift satellite, the KVA, and the OVRO (Owens Valley Radio Observatory) telescope to study multifrequency characteristics of the source. We found no significant temporal variability of the flux in the HE and VHE bands. The flux in the optical and radio wavebands, on the other hand,more » did vary with different patterns. The spectral energy distribution (SED) of H1722+119 shows surprising behaviour in the ~ 3×10 14-10 18 Hz frequency range. It can be modelled using an inhomogeneous helical jet synchrotron self-Compton model.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. ETH Zurich (Switzerland), et al.
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 459; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher:
Royal Astronomical Society
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Contributing Orgs:
The MAGIC Collaboration; for the Fermi-LAT Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1355682