PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 301 - 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017) - Session Gamma-Ray Astronomy. GA-extra-galactic
Multiwavelength observations of the blazar BL Lacertae in June 2015
S. Tsujimoto,* M. Vazquez Acosta, E. Lindfors, D. Mazin, G. Pedaletti, V. Fallah Ramazani, F. D’Ammando, J. Sitarek, J. Kushida, K. Nishijima for the MAGIC and Fermi-LAT Collaborations
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: August 16, 2017
Published on: August 03, 2018
Abstract
BL Lacertae is a blazar at the redshift of z = 0.069, eponym of the BL Lac blazar type. It is also a prototype of the low-frequency-peaked BL Lac (LBL) subclass. It was first detected in sub-TeV gamma-ray range by MAGIC in 2005. In 2015, MAGIC observations of BL Lacertae were triggered by the Fermi-LAT analysis report in the MAGIC group, and were performed during 10 individual nights between 15th and 28th June for a total of 8.6 h. The measured gamma-ray flux varied from 40% to 10% of the Crab nebula flux above 200 GeV in the nights from 15th to 17th June. In particular, a fast variability was found during the nights of 15th and 17th June. We also performed multi-wavelength (MWL) observations in the radio, optical, UV, X-ray and gamma-ray bands, and the MWL light curves indicate that no apparent simultaneous activity in other wavebands accompanying the very high energy gamma-ray flare in June 2015 like an another occurrence of an orphan very high energy flare. In this proceedings we will present the results of the campaign and discuss their implications on our understanding of the object.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.301.0613
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