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Title: Multi-wavelength observations of the flaring gamma-ray blazar 3C 66A in 2008 October

Abstract

We report that Tthe BL Lacertae object 3C 66A was detected in a flaring state by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) and VERITAS in 2008 October. In addition to these gamma-ray observations, F-GAMMA, GASP-WEBT, PAIRITEL, MDM, ATOM, Swift, and Chandra provided radio to X-ray coverage. The available light curves show variability and, in particular, correlated flares are observed in the optical and Fermi-LAT gamma-ray band. The resulting spectral energy distribution can be well fitted using standard leptonic models with and without an external radiation field for inverse Compton scattering. It is found, however, that only the model with an external radiation field can accommodate the intra-night variability observed at optical wavelengths.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
The Fermi-LAT Collaboration; The VERITAS Collaboration; The GASP-WEBT Consortium
OSTI Identifier:
1357269
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 726; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0004-637X
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; BL Lacertae objects: individual (3C 66A); galaxies: active; gamma rays: galaxies

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Abdo, A. A., Ackermann, M., Ajello, M., Baldini, L., Ballet, J., Barbiellini, G., Bastieri, D., Bechtol, K., Bellazzini, R., Berenji, B., Blandford, R. D., Bonamente, E., Borgland, A. W., Bouvier, A., Bregeon, J., Brez, A., Brigida, M., Bruel, P., Buehler, R., Buson, S., Caliandro, G. A., Cameron, R. A., Caraveo, P. A., Carrigan, S., Casandjian, J. M., Cavazzuti, E., Cecchi, C., Çelik, Ö., Charles, E., Chekhtman, A., Cheung, C. C., Chiang, J., Ciprini, S., Claus, R., Cohen-Tanugi, J., Conrad, J., Costamante, L., Cutini, S., Davis, D. S., Dermer, C. D., de Palma, F., Digel, S. W., do Couto e Silva, E., Drell, P. S., Dubois, R., Dumora, D., Favuzzi, C., Fegan, S. J., Fortin, P., Frailis, M., Fuhrmann, L., Fukazawa, Y., Funk, S., Fusco, P., Gargano, F., Gasparrini, D., Gehrels, N., Germani, S., Giglietto, N., Giommi, P., Giordano, F., Giroletti, M., Glanzman, T., Godfrey, G., Grenier, I. A., Grove, J. E., Guillemot, L., Guiriec, S., Hadasch, D., Hayashida, M., Hays, E., Horan, D., Hughes, R. E., Itoh, R., Jóhannesson, G., Johnson, A. S., Johnson, T. J., Johnson, W. N., Kamae, T., Katagiri, H., Kataoka, J., Knödlseder, J., Kuss, M., Lande, J., Latronico, L., Lee, S. -H., Longo, F., Loparco, F., Lott, B., Lovellette, M. N., Lubrano, P., Makeev, A., Mazziotta, M. N., McEnery, J. E., Mehault, J., Michelson, P. F., Mizuno, T., Moiseev, A. A., Monte, C., Monzani, M. E., Morselli, A., Moskalenko, I. V., Murgia, S., Nakamori, T., Naumann-Godo, M., Nestoras, I., Nolan, P. L., Norris, J. P., Nuss, E., Ohsugi, T., Okumura, A., Omodei, N., Orlando, E., Ormes, J. F., Ozaki, M., Paneque, D., Panetta, J. H., Parent, D., Pelassa, V., Pepe, M., Pesce-Rollins, M., Piron, F., Porter, T. A., Rainò, S., Rando, R., Razzano, M., Reimer, A., Reimer, O., Reyes, L. C., Ripken, J., Ritz, S., Romani, R. W., Roth, M., Sadrozinski, H. F. -W., Sanchez, D., Sander, A., Scargle, J. D., Sgrò, C., Shaw, M. S., Smith, P. D., Spandre, G., Spinelli, P., Strickman, M. S., Suson, D. J., Takahashi, H., Tanaka, T., Thayer, J. B., Thayer, J. G., Thompson, D. J., Tibaldo, L., Torres, D. F., Tosti, G., Tramacere, A., Usher, T. L., Vandenbroucke, J., Vasileiou, V., Vilchez, N., Vitale, V., Waite, A. P., Wang, P., Winer, B. L., Wood, K. S., Yang, Z., Ylinen, T., Ziegler, M., Acciari, V. A., Aliu, E., Arlen, T., Aune, T., Beilicke, M., Benbow, W., Böttcher, M., Boltuch, D., Bradbury, S. M., Buckley, J. H., Bugaev, V., Byrum, K., Cannon, A., Cesarini, A., Christiansen, J. L., Ciupik, L., Cui, W., de la Calle Perez, I., Dickherber, R., Errando, M., Falcone, A., Finley, J. P., Finnegan, G., Fortson, L., Furniss, A., Galante, N., Gall, D., Gillanders, G. H., Godambe, S., Grube, J., Guenette, R., Gyuk, G., Hanna, D., Holder, J., Hui, C. M., Humensky, T. B., Imran, A., Kaaret, P., Karlsson, N., Kertzman, M., Kieda, D., Konopelko, A., Krawczynski, H., Krennrich, F., Lang, M. J., LeBohec, S., Maier, G., McArthur, S., McCann, A., McCutcheon, M., Moriarty, P., Mukherjee, R., Ong, R. A., Otte, A. N., Pandel, D., Perkins, J. S., Pichel, A., Pohl, M., Quinn, J., Ragan, K., Reynolds, P. T., Roache, E., Rose, H. J., Schroedter, M., Sembroski, G. H., Senturk, G. Demet, Smith, A. W., Steele, D., Swordy, S. P., Tešić, G., Theiling, M., Thibadeau, S., Varlotta, A., Vassiliev, V. V., Vincent, S., Wakely, S. P., Ward, J. E., Weekes, T. C., Weinstein, A., Weisgarber, T., Williams, D. A., Wissel, S., Wood, M., Villata, M., Raiteri, C. M., Gurwell, M. A., Larionov, V. M., Kurtanidze, O. M., Aller, M. F., Lähteenmäki, A., Chen, W. P., Berduygin, A., Agudo, I., Aller, H. D., Arkharov, A. A., Bach, U., Bachev, R., Beltrame, P., Benítez, E., Buemi, C. S., Dashti, J., Calcidese, P., Capezzali, D., Carosati, D., Da Rio, D., Paola, A. Di, Diltz, C., Dolci, M., Dultzin, D., Forné, E., Gómez, J. L., Hagen-Thorn, V. A., Halkola, A., Heidt, J., Hiriart, D., Hovatta, T., Hsiao, H. -Y., Jorstad, S. G., Kimeridze, G. N., Konstantinova, T. S., Kopatskaya, E. N., Koptelova, E., Leto, P., Ligustri, R., Lindfors, E., Lopez, J. M., Marscher, A. P., Mommert, M., Mujica, R., Nikolashvili, M. G., Nilsson, K., Palma, N., Pasanen, M., Roca-Sogorb, M., Ros, J. A., Roustazadeh, P., Sadun, A. C., Saino, J., Sigua, L. A., Sillanää, A., Sorcia, M., Takalo, L. O., Tornikoski, M., Trigilio, C., Turchetti, R., Umana, G., Belloni, T., Blake, C. H., Bloom, J. S., Angelakis, E., Fumagalli, M., Hauser, M., Prochaska, J. X., Riquelme, D., Sievers, A., Starr, D. L., Tagliaferri, G., Ungerechts, H., Wagner, S., and Zensus, J. A.. Multi-wavelength observations of the flaring gamma-ray blazar 3C 66A in 2008 October. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/726/1/43.
Abdo, A. A., Ackermann, M., Ajello, M., Baldini, L., Ballet, J., Barbiellini, G., Bastieri, D., Bechtol, K., Bellazzini, R., Berenji, B., Blandford, R. D., Bonamente, E., Borgland, A. W., Bouvier, A., Bregeon, J., Brez, A., Brigida, M., Bruel, P., Buehler, R., Buson, S., Caliandro, G. A., Cameron, R. A., Caraveo, P. A., Carrigan, S., Casandjian, J. M., Cavazzuti, E., Cecchi, C., Çelik, Ö., Charles, E., Chekhtman, A., Cheung, C. C., Chiang, J., Ciprini, S., Claus, R., Cohen-Tanugi, J., Conrad, J., Costamante, L., Cutini, S., Davis, D. S., Dermer, C. D., de Palma, F., Digel, S. W., do Couto e Silva, E., Drell, P. S., Dubois, R., Dumora, D., Favuzzi, C., Fegan, S. J., Fortin, P., Frailis, M., Fuhrmann, L., Fukazawa, Y., Funk, S., Fusco, P., Gargano, F., Gasparrini, D., Gehrels, N., Germani, S., Giglietto, N., Giommi, P., Giordano, F., Giroletti, M., Glanzman, T., Godfrey, G., Grenier, I. A., Grove, J. E., Guillemot, L., Guiriec, S., Hadasch, D., Hayashida, M., Hays, E., Horan, D., Hughes, R. E., Itoh, R., Jóhannesson, G., Johnson, A. S., Johnson, T. J., Johnson, W. N., Kamae, T., Katagiri, H., Kataoka, J., Knödlseder, J., Kuss, M., Lande, J., Latronico, L., Lee, S. -H., Longo, F., Loparco, F., Lott, B., Lovellette, M. N., Lubrano, P., Makeev, A., Mazziotta, M. N., McEnery, J. E., Mehault, J., Michelson, P. F., Mizuno, T., Moiseev, A. A., Monte, C., Monzani, M. E., Morselli, A., Moskalenko, I. V., Murgia, S., Nakamori, T., Naumann-Godo, M., Nestoras, I., Nolan, P. L., Norris, J. P., Nuss, E., Ohsugi, T., Okumura, A., Omodei, N., Orlando, E., Ormes, J. F., Ozaki, M., Paneque, D., Panetta, J. H., Parent, D., Pelassa, V., Pepe, M., Pesce-Rollins, M., Piron, F., Porter, T. A., Rainò, S., Rando, R., Razzano, M., Reimer, A., Reimer, O., Reyes, L. C., Ripken, J., Ritz, S., Romani, R. W., Roth, M., Sadrozinski, H. F. -W., Sanchez, D., Sander, A., Scargle, J. D., Sgrò, C., Shaw, M. S., Smith, P. D., Spandre, G., Spinelli, P., Strickman, M. S., Suson, D. J., Takahashi, H., Tanaka, T., Thayer, J. B., Thayer, J. G., Thompson, D. J., Tibaldo, L., Torres, D. F., Tosti, G., Tramacere, A., Usher, T. L., Vandenbroucke, J., Vasileiou, V., Vilchez, N., Vitale, V., Waite, A. P., Wang, P., Winer, B. L., Wood, K. S., Yang, Z., Ylinen, T., Ziegler, M., Acciari, V. A., Aliu, E., Arlen, T., Aune, T., Beilicke, M., Benbow, W., Böttcher, M., Boltuch, D., Bradbury, S. M., Buckley, J. H., Bugaev, V., Byrum, K., Cannon, A., Cesarini, A., Christiansen, J. L., Ciupik, L., Cui, W., de la Calle Perez, I., Dickherber, R., Errando, M., Falcone, A., Finley, J. P., Finnegan, G., Fortson, L., Furniss, A., Galante, N., Gall, D., Gillanders, G. H., Godambe, S., Grube, J., Guenette, R., Gyuk, G., Hanna, D., Holder, J., Hui, C. M., Humensky, T. B., Imran, A., Kaaret, P., Karlsson, N., Kertzman, M., Kieda, D., Konopelko, A., Krawczynski, H., Krennrich, F., Lang, M. J., LeBohec, S., Maier, G., McArthur, S., McCann, A., McCutcheon, M., Moriarty, P., Mukherjee, R., Ong, R. A., Otte, A. N., Pandel, D., Perkins, J. S., Pichel, A., Pohl, M., Quinn, J., Ragan, K., Reynolds, P. T., Roache, E., Rose, H. J., Schroedter, M., Sembroski, G. H., Senturk, G. Demet, Smith, A. W., Steele, D., Swordy, S. P., Tešić, G., Theiling, M., Thibadeau, S., Varlotta, A., Vassiliev, V. V., Vincent, S., Wakely, S. P., Ward, J. E., Weekes, T. C., Weinstein, A., Weisgarber, T., Williams, D. A., Wissel, S., Wood, M., Villata, M., Raiteri, C. M., Gurwell, M. A., Larionov, V. M., Kurtanidze, O. M., Aller, M. F., Lähteenmäki, A., Chen, W. P., Berduygin, A., Agudo, I., Aller, H. D., Arkharov, A. A., Bach, U., Bachev, R., Beltrame, P., Benítez, E., Buemi, C. S., Dashti, J., Calcidese, P., Capezzali, D., Carosati, D., Da Rio, D., Paola, A. Di, Diltz, C., Dolci, M., Dultzin, D., Forné, E., Gómez, J. L., Hagen-Thorn, V. A., Halkola, A., Heidt, J., Hiriart, D., Hovatta, T., Hsiao, H. -Y., Jorstad, S. G., Kimeridze, G. N., Konstantinova, T. S., Kopatskaya, E. N., Koptelova, E., Leto, P., Ligustri, R., Lindfors, E., Lopez, J. M., Marscher, A. P., Mommert, M., Mujica, R., Nikolashvili, M. G., Nilsson, K., Palma, N., Pasanen, M., Roca-Sogorb, M., Ros, J. A., Roustazadeh, P., Sadun, A. C., Saino, J., Sigua, L. A., Sillanää, A., Sorcia, M., Takalo, L. O., Tornikoski, M., Trigilio, C., Turchetti, R., Umana, G., Belloni, T., Blake, C. H., Bloom, J. S., Angelakis, E., Fumagalli, M., Hauser, M., Prochaska, J. X., Riquelme, D., Sievers, A., Starr, D. L., Tagliaferri, G., Ungerechts, H., Wagner, S., & Zensus, J. A.. Multi-wavelength observations of the flaring gamma-ray blazar 3C 66A in 2008 October. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/726/1/43.
Abdo, A. A., Ackermann, M., Ajello, M., Baldini, L., Ballet, J., Barbiellini, G., Bastieri, D., Bechtol, K., Bellazzini, R., Berenji, B., Blandford, R. D., Bonamente, E., Borgland, A. W., Bouvier, A., Bregeon, J., Brez, A., Brigida, M., Bruel, P., Buehler, R., Buson, S., Caliandro, G. A., Cameron, R. A., Caraveo, P. A., Carrigan, S., Casandjian, J. M., Cavazzuti, E., Cecchi, C., Çelik, Ö., Charles, E., Chekhtman, A., Cheung, C. C., Chiang, J., Ciprini, S., Claus, R., Cohen-Tanugi, J., Conrad, J., Costamante, L., Cutini, S., Davis, D. S., Dermer, C. D., de Palma, F., Digel, S. W., do Couto e Silva, E., Drell, P. S., Dubois, R., Dumora, D., Favuzzi, C., Fegan, S. J., Fortin, P., Frailis, M., Fuhrmann, L., Fukazawa, Y., Funk, S., Fusco, P., Gargano, F., Gasparrini, D., Gehrels, N., Germani, S., Giglietto, N., Giommi, P., Giordano, F., Giroletti, M., Glanzman, T., Godfrey, G., Grenier, I. A., Grove, J. E., Guillemot, L., Guiriec, S., Hadasch, D., Hayashida, M., Hays, E., Horan, D., Hughes, R. E., Itoh, R., Jóhannesson, G., Johnson, A. S., Johnson, T. J., Johnson, W. N., Kamae, T., Katagiri, H., Kataoka, J., Knödlseder, J., Kuss, M., Lande, J., Latronico, L., Lee, S. -H., Longo, F., Loparco, F., Lott, B., Lovellette, M. N., Lubrano, P., Makeev, A., Mazziotta, M. N., McEnery, J. E., Mehault, J., Michelson, P. F., Mizuno, T., Moiseev, A. A., Monte, C., Monzani, M. E., Morselli, A., Moskalenko, I. V., Murgia, S., Nakamori, T., Naumann-Godo, M., Nestoras, I., Nolan, P. L., Norris, J. P., Nuss, E., Ohsugi, T., Okumura, A., Omodei, N., Orlando, E., Ormes, J. F., Ozaki, M., Paneque, D., Panetta, J. H., Parent, D., Pelassa, V., Pepe, M., Pesce-Rollins, M., Piron, F., Porter, T. A., Rainò, S., Rando, R., Razzano, M., Reimer, A., Reimer, O., Reyes, L. C., Ripken, J., Ritz, S., Romani, R. W., Roth, M., Sadrozinski, H. F. -W., Sanchez, D., Sander, A., Scargle, J. D., Sgrò, C., Shaw, M. S., Smith, P. D., Spandre, G., Spinelli, P., Strickman, M. S., Suson, D. J., Takahashi, H., Tanaka, T., Thayer, J. B., Thayer, J. G., Thompson, D. J., Tibaldo, L., Torres, D. F., Tosti, G., Tramacere, A., Usher, T. L., Vandenbroucke, J., Vasileiou, V., Vilchez, N., Vitale, V., Waite, A. P., Wang, P., Winer, B. L., Wood, K. S., Yang, Z., Ylinen, T., Ziegler, M., Acciari, V. A., Aliu, E., Arlen, T., Aune, T., Beilicke, M., Benbow, W., Böttcher, M., Boltuch, D., Bradbury, S. M., Buckley, J. H., Bugaev, V., Byrum, K., Cannon, A., Cesarini, A., Christiansen, J. L., Ciupik, L., Cui, W., de la Calle Perez, I., Dickherber, R., Errando, M., Falcone, A., Finley, J. P., Finnegan, G., Fortson, L., Furniss, A., Galante, N., Gall, D., Gillanders, G. H., Godambe, S., Grube, J., Guenette, R., Gyuk, G., Hanna, D., Holder, J., Hui, C. M., Humensky, T. B., Imran, A., Kaaret, P., Karlsson, N., Kertzman, M., Kieda, D., Konopelko, A., Krawczynski, H., Krennrich, F., Lang, M. J., LeBohec, S., Maier, G., McArthur, S., McCann, A., McCutcheon, M., Moriarty, P., Mukherjee, R., Ong, R. A., Otte, A. N., Pandel, D., Perkins, J. S., Pichel, A., Pohl, M., Quinn, J., Ragan, K., Reynolds, P. T., Roache, E., Rose, H. J., Schroedter, M., Sembroski, G. H., Senturk, G. Demet, Smith, A. W., Steele, D., Swordy, S. P., Tešić, G., Theiling, M., Thibadeau, S., Varlotta, A., Vassiliev, V. V., Vincent, S., Wakely, S. P., Ward, J. E., Weekes, T. C., Weinstein, A., Weisgarber, T., Williams, D. A., Wissel, S., Wood, M., Villata, M., Raiteri, C. M., Gurwell, M. A., Larionov, V. M., Kurtanidze, O. M., Aller, M. F., Lähteenmäki, A., Chen, W. P., Berduygin, A., Agudo, I., Aller, H. D., Arkharov, A. A., Bach, U., Bachev, R., Beltrame, P., Benítez, E., Buemi, C. S., Dashti, J., Calcidese, P., Capezzali, D., Carosati, D., Da Rio, D., Paola, A. Di, Diltz, C., Dolci, M., Dultzin, D., Forné, E., Gómez, J. L., Hagen-Thorn, V. A., Halkola, A., Heidt, J., Hiriart, D., Hovatta, T., Hsiao, H. -Y., Jorstad, S. G., Kimeridze, G. N., Konstantinova, T. S., Kopatskaya, E. N., Koptelova, E., Leto, P., Ligustri, R., Lindfors, E., Lopez, J. M., Marscher, A. P., Mommert, M., Mujica, R., Nikolashvili, M. G., Nilsson, K., Palma, N., Pasanen, M., Roca-Sogorb, M., Ros, J. A., Roustazadeh, P., Sadun, A. C., Saino, J., Sigua, L. A., Sillanää, A., Sorcia, M., Takalo, L. O., Tornikoski, M., Trigilio, C., Turchetti, R., Umana, G., Belloni, T., Blake, C. H., Bloom, J. S., Angelakis, E., Fumagalli, M., Hauser, M., Prochaska, J. X., Riquelme, D., Sievers, A., Starr, D. L., Tagliaferri, G., Ungerechts, H., Wagner, S., and Zensus, J. A.. Tue . "Multi-wavelength observations of the flaring gamma-ray blazar 3C 66A in 2008 October". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/726/1/43. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1357269.
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title = {Multi-wavelength observations of the flaring gamma-ray blazar 3C 66A in 2008 October},
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abstractNote = {We report that Tthe BL Lacertae object 3C 66A was detected in a flaring state by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) and VERITAS in 2008 October. In addition to these gamma-ray observations, F-GAMMA, GASP-WEBT, PAIRITEL, MDM, ATOM, Swift, and Chandra provided radio to X-ray coverage. The available light curves show variability and, in particular, correlated flares are observed in the optical and Fermi-LAT gamma-ray band. The resulting spectral energy distribution can be well fitted using standard leptonic models with and without an external radiation field for inverse Compton scattering. It is found, however, that only the model with an external radiation field can accommodate the intra-night variability observed at optical wavelengths.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-637X/726/1/43},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
number = 1,
volume = 726,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {12}
}

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