Discovery of TXS 1515-273 at VHE gamma-rays and modelling of its Spectral Energy Distribution


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Discussion timeslot (ZOOM-Meeting): 13. July 2021 - 18:00
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'In February 2019, a flaring state of the extreme blazar candidate TXS 1515-273 was registered by the Fermi-LAT, which triggered observations with the MAGIC telescopes and the X-ray satellites Swift, XMM-Newton and NuStar. The observations led to the discovery of the source at VHE gamma-rays and the detection of short time scales of variability (~1 h) in several X-ray bands.rnThe analysis of the observed variability helped us to constrain the emission region’s physical parameters. Thanks to the high-quality X-ray data, the synchrotron peak location was determined. The source was classified as a high synchrotron peaked source during the flaring activity. We constructed the broadband spectral energy distribution from radio to TeV. We interpreted it assuming leptonic emission and taking into account the constraints from the X-ray variability. We tested two scenarios: a simple one-zone model and a two-component model. Both models were found to describe well the data from X-rays to VHE gamma rays, but the two-zone model allows for a more accurate modelling of the emission at radio and optical energies.'

Authors: Serena Loporchio
Co-Authors: Elina Lindfors | Vandad Fallah Ramazani | Filippo D'Ammando | Axel Arbet-Engels | Leonardo Di Venere | Francesco Giordano | Armin Nabizadeh | Elisabetta Bissaldi | Monica Orienti | Sara Cutini
Collaboration: MAGICFermi-LAT

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Presenter: Serena Loporchio

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