Jul 12 – 23, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Discovery of TXS 1515-273 at VHE gamma-rays and modelling of its Spectral Energy Distribution

Jul 13, 2021, 6:00 PM
1h 30m


Talk GAI | Gamma Ray Indirect Discussion


Serena Loporchio (University and INFN - Bari)


In February 2019, a flaring state of the extreme blazar candidate TXS 1515-273 was registered by the Fermi-LAT, which triggered observations with the MAGIC telescopes and the X-ray satellites Swift, XMM-Newton and NuStar. The observations led to the discovery of the source at VHE gamma-rays and the detection of short time scales of variability (~1 h) in several X-ray bands.
The analysis of the observed variability helped us to constrain the emission region’s physical parameters. Thanks to the high-quality X-ray data, the synchrotron peak location was determined. The source was classified as a high synchrotron peaked source during the flaring activity. We constructed the broadband spectral energy distribution from radio to TeV. We interpreted it assuming leptonic emission and taking into account the constraints from the X-ray variability. We tested two scenarios: a simple one-zone model and a two-component model. Both models were found to describe well the data from X-rays to VHE gamma rays, but the two-zone model allows for a more accurate modelling of the emission at radio and optical energies.


agn, multiwavelength

Subcategory Experimental Results
Collaboration MAGIC
other Collaboration Fermi-LAT

Primary author

Serena Loporchio (University and INFN - Bari)


Elina Lindfors Vandad Fallah Ramazani (not set) Filippo D'Ammando (INAF-IRA Bologna) Axel Arbet-Engels (ETH Zürich) Leonardo Di Venere (INFN / University of Bari) Prof. Francesco Giordano (University and INFN Bari) Mr Armin Nabizadeh Elisabetta Bissaldi Monica Orienti (INAF-IRA Bologna) Sara Cutini (INFN)

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