Detailed multifrequency studies of the high-frequency-peaked bl lac object 1es 1011+496 in 2011 and 2012

FOR THE MOJAVE COLLABORATION, FOR THE OVRO COLLABORATION, FOR THE METSÄHOVI RADIO OBSERVATORY, FOR THE MAGIC COLLABORATION, FOR THE Fermi COLLABORATION

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Abstract

We present multiwavelength (MWL) observations of the high-frequency-peaked BL Lac object 1ES 1011+496 (z = 0.212 [1]), based on very high energy (VHE, E > 100 GeV) observations performed with the stereoscopic system of MAGIC in 2011 and 2012. The system, located on La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, consists of two 17 m diameter imaging Cherenkov telescopes allowing measurements down to a threshold as low as 50 GeV. While VHE observations in 2011 yielded a barely significant detection, 1ES 1011+496 was clearly detected in 2012 by MAGIC allowing a detailed measure of the differential spectrum. During both years the flux level above 150 GeV was compatible to that previously observed by MAGIC in this energy regime, and the source did not show any statistically significant variability in VHE γ-rays. Complementary MWL campaigns during previous VHE observations with MAGIC performed in mono mode, were lacking high energy (HE, E < 100 GeV) detection to cover the second peak of the spectral energy distribution (SED). The observations presented here provide a more precise determination of the SED which are reproduced with a one-zone Synchrotron-Self Compton (SSC) model. In particular, the inverse Compton (IC) peak is well constrained for the first time by the simultaneous coverage in HE and VHE γ-rays by Fermi-LAT and MAGIC. In addition, the results of optical polarimetric studies performed in 2012 will be shown in combination with multiepoch radio maps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
PublisherSociedade Brasileira de Fisica
ISBN (Electronic)9788589064293
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2 Jul 20139 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
Volume2013-October

Conference

Conference33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period2/07/139/07/13

Keywords

  • 1ES 1011+496
  • AGNs
  • BL Lac objects
  • MAGIC
  • Multiwavelength campaigns
  • VHE γ-rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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FOR THE MOJAVE COLLABORATION, FOR THE OVRO COLLABORATION, FOR THE METSÄHOVI RADIO OBSERVATORY, FOR THE MAGIC COLLABORATION, & FOR THE Fermi COLLABORATION (2013). Detailed multifrequency studies of the high-frequency-peaked bl lac object 1es 1011+496 in 2011 and 2012. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 (Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013; Vol. 2013-October). Sociedade Brasileira de Fisica.