Sitarek, J.; Becerra González, J.; Buson, S.; Dominis Prester, D.; Manganaro, M.; Mazin, D.; Nilsson, K.; Nievas, M.; Stamerra, A.; Tavecchio, F.; Vovk, I. Broad Band Observations of Gravitationally Lensed Blazar during a Gamma-Ray Outburst. Galaxies2016, 4, 31.
Sitarek, J.; Becerra González, J.; Buson, S.; Dominis Prester, D.; Manganaro, M.; Mazin, D.; Nilsson, K.; Nievas, M.; Stamerra, A.; Tavecchio, F.; Vovk, I. Broad Band Observations of Gravitationally Lensed Blazar during a Gamma-Ray Outburst. Galaxies 2016, 4, 31.
QSO B0218+357 is a blazar located at a cosmological redshift of 0.944. The source is gravitationally lensed by a spiral galaxy located at the redshift of 0.68. Strong gravitational lensing splits the signals emitted by the source into two components separated by 10-12 days, as observed in radio and gamma-ray bands. In July 2014 a GeV flare was observed by Fermi-LAT, triggering follow-up observations with the MAGIC telescopes at energies above 100 GeV. The expected time delay between the components allowed us to plan broad band MWL observations before, during and after the trailing component of the emission. The MAGIC observations at the expected time of arrival of the trailing component resulted in the first detection of QSO B0218+357 in Very-High-Energy (VHE, >100 GeV) gamma rays. It is both the farthest known VHE object and one of only a few Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars detected in this energy range. We report here the observed multiwavelength spectral and temporal properties of the emission during the 2014 flare.
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