Blazars, a class of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) characterized by a close orientation of their relativistic outflows (jets) towards the line of sight, are a well established extragalactic TeV $\gamma$-ray emitters. Since 2006, three nearby and TeV bright blazars, Markarian (Mrk) 421, Mrk 501 and 1ES 1959+650, are regularly observed by the MAGIC telescope with single exposures of 30 to 60 minutes. The sensitivity of MAGIC allows to establish a flux level of 30% of the Crab flux for each such observation. In a case of Mrk 421 strong flux variability in different time scales and a high correlation between X-ray/TeV emissions have been observed. In addition, preliminary results on measured light curves from Mrk 501 and 1ES1959+650 in 2007/8 are shown.

C. C., H., K., S., M., T., M., B., E., B., Bonnoli, G., et al. (2009). Monitoring of bright blazars with MAGIC telescope. In ArXiv e-prints (pp.893).

Monitoring of bright blazars with MAGIC telescope

BONNOLI, GIACOMO;STAMERRA, ANTONIO;
2009

Abstract

Blazars, a class of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) characterized by a close orientation of their relativistic outflows (jets) towards the line of sight, are a well established extragalactic TeV $\gamma$-ray emitters. Since 2006, three nearby and TeV bright blazars, Markarian (Mrk) 421, Mrk 501 and 1ES 1959+650, are regularly observed by the MAGIC telescope with single exposures of 30 to 60 minutes. The sensitivity of MAGIC allows to establish a flux level of 30% of the Crab flux for each such observation. In a case of Mrk 421 strong flux variability in different time scales and a high correlation between X-ray/TeV emissions have been observed. In addition, preliminary results on measured light curves from Mrk 501 and 1ES1959+650 in 2007/8 are shown.
C. C., H., K., S., M., T., M., B., E., B., Bonnoli, G., et al. (2009). Monitoring of bright blazars with MAGIC telescope. In ArXiv e-prints (pp.893).
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