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Multiwavelength Observations of the VHE Blazar 1ES 2344+514

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dc.contributor.author Lang, Mark
dc.contributor.author Gillanders, Gary
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-20T11:06:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-20T11:06:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation V. A. Acciari, E. Aliu, T. Arlen, T. Aune, M. Beilicke, W. Benbow, D. Boltuch, V. Bugaev, A. Cannon, L. Ciupik, P. Cogan, P. Colin, R. Dickherber, A. Falcone, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, P. Fortin, L. F. Fortson, A. Furniss, D. Gall, G. H. Gillanders, J. Grube, R. Guenette, G. Gyuk, D. Hanna, J. Holder, D. Horan, C. M. Hui, T. B. Humensky, A. Imran, P. Kaaret, N. Karlsson, M. Kertzman, D. Kieda, J. Kildea, A. Konopelko, H. Krawczynski, F. Krennrich, M. J. Lang, S. LeBohec, G. Maier, P. Moriarty, R. Mukherjee, R. A. Ong, A. N. Otte, D. Pandel, J. S. Perkins, A. Pichel, M. Pohl, J. Quinn, K. Ragan, P. T. Reynolds, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, G. H. Sembroski, A. W. Smith, D. Steele, S. P. Swordy, M. Theiling, J. A. Toner, A. Varlotta, V. V. Vassiliev, S. Vincent, R. Wagner, S. P. Wakely, J. E. Ward, T. C. Weekes, A. Weinstein, T. Weisgarber, D. A. Williams, S. Wissel, M. Wood, B. Zitzer(2011)Multiwavelength Observations of the VHE Blazar 1ES 2344+514, en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2508
dc.description.abstract Multiwavelength observations of the high-frequency-peaked blazar 1ES2344+514 were performed from 2007 October to 2008 January. The campaign represents the first contemporaneous data on the object at very high energy (VHE, E >100 GeV) {\gamma}-ray, X-ray, and UV energies. Observations with VERITAS in VHE {\gamma}-rays yield a strong detection of 20 {\sigma} with 633 excess events in a total exposure of 18.1 hours live-time. A strong VHE {\gamma}-ray flare on 2007 December 7 is measured at F(>300 GeV) = (6.76 \pm 0.62) \times 10-11 ph cm-2 s-1, corresponding to 48% of the Crab Nebula flux. Excluding this flaring episode, nightly variability at lower fluxes is observed with a time-averaged mean of F(>300 GeV) = (1.06 \pm 0.09) \times 10-11 ph cm-2 s-1 (7.6% of the Crab Nebula flux). The differential photon spectrum between 390 GeV and 8.3 TeV for the time-averaged observations excluding 2007 December 7 is well described by a power law with a photon index of {\Gamma} = 2.78 \pm 0.09stat \pm 0.15syst. Over the full period of VERITAS observations contemporaneous X-ray and UV data were taken with Swift and RXTE. The measured 2-10 keV flux ranged by a factor of ~7 during the campaign. On 2007 December 8 the highest ever observed X-ray flux from 1ES 2344+514 was measured by Swift XRT at a flux of F(2-10 keV) = (6.28 \pm 0.31) \times 10-11 erg cm-2 s-1. Evidence for a correlation between the X-ray flux and VHE {\gamma}-ray flux on nightly time-scales is indicated with a Pearson correlation coefficient of r = 0.60 \pm 0.11. Contemporaneous spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of 1ES 2344+514 are presented for two distinct flux states. A one-zone synchrotron self-Compton (SSC) model describes both SEDs using parameters consistent with previous SSC modeling of 1ES 2344+514 from non-contemporaneous observations.
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
dc.title Multiwavelength Observations of the VHE Blazar 1ES 2344+514 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://arxiv.org/pdf/1106.4594 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.local.authors V. A. Acciari, E. Aliu, T. Arlen, T. Aune, M. Beilicke, W. Benbow, D. Boltuch, V. Bugaev, A. Cannon, L. Ciupik, P. Cogan, P. Colin, R. Dickherber, A. Falcone, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, P. Fortin, L. F. Fortson, A. Furniss, D. Gall, G. H. Gillanders, J. Grube, R. Guenette, G. Gyuk, D. Hanna, J. Holder, D. Horan, C. M. Hui, T. B. Humensky, A. Imran, P. Kaaret, N. Karlsson, M. Kertzman, D. Kieda, J. Kildea, A. Konopelko, H. Krawczynski, F. Krennrich, M. J. Lang, S. LeBohec, G. Maier, P. Moriarty, R. Mukherjee, R. A. Ong, A. N. Otte, D. Pandel, J. S. Perkins, A. Pichel, M. Pohl, J. Quinn, K. Ragan, P. T. Reynolds, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, G. H. Sembroski, A. W. Smith, D. Steele, S. P. Swordy, M. Theiling, J. A. Toner, A. Varlotta, V. V. Vassiliev, S. Vincent, R. Wagner, S. P. Wakely, J. E. Ward, T. C. Weekes, A. Weinstein, T. Weisgarber, D. A. Williams, S. Wissel, M. Wood, B. Zitzer
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