Please note that eDoc will be permanently shut down in the first quarter of 2021!      Home News About Us Contact Contributors Disclaimer Privacy Policy Help FAQ

Home
Search
Quick Search
Advanced
Fulltext
Browse
Collections
Persons
My eDoc
Session History
Login
Name:
Password:
Documentation
Help
Support Wiki
Direct access to
document ID:


          Institute: MPI für Kernphysik     Collection: High-Energy Astrophysics     Display Documents



  history
ID: 56174.0, MPI für Kernphysik / High-Energy Astrophysics
Multiwavelength Observations of Strong Flares From the TeV-Blazar 1ES 1959+650
Authors:Krawczynski, H.; Hughes, S.B.; Horan, D.; Aharonian, F.; Aller, M.F.; Aller, H.; Boltwood, P.; Buckley, J.; Coppi, P.; Fossati, G.; Götting, N.; Holder, J.; Horns, D.; Kurtanidze, O.M.; Marscher, A.P.; Nikolashvili, M.; Remillard, R.A.; Sadun, A.; Schröder, M.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2004-01-20
Title of Journal:Astrophysical Journal
Journal Abbrev.:ApJ
Volume:601
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:151
End Page:164
Copyright:The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Following the detection of strong TeV gamma-ray flares from the BL Lac object 1ES 1959+650 with the Whipple 10 m Cherenkov telescope on May 16 and 17, 2002, we performed intensive Target of Opportunity (ToO) radio, optical, X-ray and TeV gamma-ray observations from May 18, 2002 to August 14, 2002. Observations with the X-ray telescope RXTE and the Whipple and HEGRA gamma-ray telescopes revealed several strong flares, enabling us to sensitively test the X-ray/gamma-ray flux correlation properties. Although the X-ray and gamma-ray fluxes seemed to be correlated in general, we found an ``orphan'' gamma-ray flare that was not accompanied by an X-ray flare. After describing in detail the radio (UMRAO, VLA), optical (Boltwood, Abastumani), X-ray (RXTE) and gamma-ray (Whipple, HEGRA) light curves and Spectral Energy Distributions (SEDs) we present initial modeling of the SED with a simple Synchrotron Self-Compton (SSC) model. With the addition of another TeV blazar with good broadband data, we consider the set of all TeV blazars to begin to look for a connection of the jet properties to the properties of the central accreting black hole thought to drive the jet. Remarkably, the temporal and spectral X-ray and gamma-ray emission characteristics of TeV blazars are very similar, even though the masses estimates of their central black holes differ by up to one order of magnitude.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group H. J. Völk/High Energy Astrophysics (F. Aharonian)
MPI für Kernphysik/Group W. Hofmann/Experimental High-Energy Astrophysics (M. Panter, G. Hermann)
The scope and number of records on eDoc is subject to the collection policies defined by each institute - see "info" button in the collection browse view.