PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 444 - 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023) - Gamma-ray Astronomy (GA)
MAGIC observation of BL Lacertae flaring period in 2020
R. Imazawa
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BL Lacertae (BL Lac) is one of the low-frequency peaked BL Lac object (LBL). Since August 2020, BL Lac has shown a historically high activity in HE (high-energy, 0.1 GeV < E < 100 GeV) gamma-ray and optical bands. The MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov) telescopes performed joint observations during this flaring period with instruments operating in gamma-ray, X-ray, optical, and radio bands from August to October 2020. In the VHE (very- high-energy, E > 100 GeV) gamma-ray range, BL Lac was detected in several nights during an especially bright flare simultaneous with a HE flare. In the long-term light curves, X-ray and HE gamma-ray flux overall show correlation, but sometimes only HE gamma-ray was bright. These multi-wavelength (MWL) correlations may relate to the emission mechanisms and the origin of the observed flaring activity. In this contribution we will present some of the preliminary results on the MWL campaign of BL Lac in September 2020, with a focus on the X-ray and gamma-ray activity, based on the data collected by Swift-XRT, MAGIC and Fermi-LAT telescopes.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.444.0595
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