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  Multiwavelength Observations of Strong Flares From the TeV-Blazar 1ES 1959+650

Krawczynski, H., Hughes, S., Horan, D., Aharonian, F., Aller, M., Aller, H., et al. (2004). Multiwavelength Observations of Strong Flares From the TeV-Blazar 1ES 1959+650. Astrophysical Journal, 601(1), 151-164.

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Krawczynski, H.1, Author              
Hughes, S.B., Author
Horan, D., Author
Aharonian, F.1, Author              
Aller, M.F., Author
Aller, H., Author
Boltwood, P., Author
Buckley, J., Author
Coppi, P., Author
Fossati, G., Author
Götting, N., Author
Holder, J., Author
Horns, D.1, Author              
Kurtanidze, O.M., Author
Marscher, A.P., Author
Nikolashvili, M., Author
Remillard, R.A., Author
Sadun, A., Author
Schröder, M., Author
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1Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_904550              

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 Abstract: 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.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2004-01-20
 Publication Status: Published in print
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Title: Astrophysical Journal
  Alternative Title : ApJ
Source Genre: Journal
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 601 (1) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 151 - 164 Identifier: -