July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars through the MAGIC glasses

Jul 30, 2015, 2:30 PM
Mississippi (World Forum)


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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution GA-EX Parallel GA 04


Josefa Becerra Gonzalez (NASA GSFC)


The detection of Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars (FSRQs) in the Very High Energy (VHE, E>100 GeV) range is challenging, mainly because of their steep soft spectra in this energy band. Up to now only four FSRQs have been detected in VHE, three of them discovered by MAGIC. The gamma-ray observations observations at such high energies are crucial to understand their emission, especially to constrain the localization of the emitting region within the jet due to the absorption from their broad line region (BLR). Typically, FSRQs are detected during high flux states, enhancing the probability of detection with the current instruments' sensitivities. However, the last observation campaigns performed with the MAGIC telescopes show emission during moderate-quiescent states, thus challenging our understanding of the emission mechanisms in FSRQs. In this contribution, we give an overview and present the most recent results of the three FSRQs 3C279, PKS1222+21 and PKS1510-089 in a multiwavelength context with special focus on MAGIC and Fermi-LAT.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 939
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Elina Lindfors (University of Turku) Elisa Prandini (eduGAIN - University of Geneva) Gessica De Caneva (DESY) Julian Sitarek (University of Łódź) Konstancja Satalecka (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

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