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The 2012 Flare of PG 1553+113 Seen with H.E.S.S. and Fermi-LAT

Abramowski, A.; Aharonian, F.; Ait Benkhali, F.; Akhperjanian, A.G.; Angüner, E.O.; Backes, M.; Balenderan, S.; Balzer, A.; Barnacka, A.; Becherini, Y.; Becker Tjus, J.; Berge, D.; Bernhard, S.; Bernlöhr, K.; Birsin, E.; Biteau, J.; Böttcher, M.; Boisson, C.; Bolmont, J.; Bordas, P.; Bregeon, J.; Brun, F.; Brun, P.; Bryan, M.; Bulik, T.; Carrigan, S.; Casanova, S.; Chadwick, P.M.; Chakraborty, N.; Chalme-Calvet, R.; Chaves, R.C.G.; Chrétien, M.; Colafrancesco, S.; Cologna, G.; Conrad, J.; Couturier, C.; Cui, Y.; Dalton, M.; Davids, I.D.; Degrange, B.; Deil, C.; deWilt, P.; Djannati-Ataï, A.; Domainko, W.; Donath, A.; O'C. Drury, L.; Dubus, G.; Dutson, K.; Dyks, J.; Dyrda, M.; Edwards, T.; Egberts, K.; Eger, P.; Espigat, P.; Farnier, C.; Fegan, S.; Feinstein, F.; Fernandes, M.V.; Fernandez, D.; Fiaßon, A.; Fontaine, G.; Förster, A.; FüSSling, M.; Gabici, S.; Gajdus, M.; Gallant, Y.A.; Garrigoux, T.; Giavitto, G.; Giebels, B.; Glicenstein, J.F.; Gottschall, D.; Grondin, M.-H.; Grudzińska...

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Authors

A. Abramowski

F. Aharonian

F. Ait Benkhali

A.G. Akhperjanian

E.O. Angüner

M. Backes

S. Balenderan

A. Balzer

A. Barnacka

Y. Becherini

J. Becker Tjus

D. Berge

S. Bernhard

K. Bernlöhr

E. Birsin

J. Biteau

M. Böttcher

C. Boisson

J. Bolmont

P. Bordas

J. Bregeon

F. Brun

P. Brun

M. Bryan

T. Bulik

S. Carrigan

S. Casanova

N. Chakraborty

R. Chalme-Calvet

R.C.G. Chaves

M. Chrétien

S. Colafrancesco

G. Cologna

J. Conrad

C. Couturier

Y. Cui

M. Dalton

I.D. Davids

B. Degrange

C. Deil

P. deWilt

A. Djannati-Ataï

W. Domainko

A. Donath

L. O'C. Drury

G. Dubus

K. Dutson

J. Dyks

M. Dyrda

T. Edwards

K. Egberts

P. Eger

P. Espigat

C. Farnier

S. Fegan

F. Feinstein

M.V. Fernandes

D. Fernandez

A. Fiaßon

G. Fontaine

A. Förster

M. FüSSling

S. Gabici

M. Gajdus

Y.A. Gallant

T. Garrigoux

G. Giavitto

B. Giebels

J.F. Glicenstein

D. Gottschall

M.-H. Grondin

M. Grudzińska

D. Hadsch

S. Häffner

J. Hahn

J. Harris

G. Heinzelmann

G. Henri

G. Hermann

O. Hervet

A. Hillert

J.A. Hinton

W. Hofmann

P. Hofverberg

M. Holler

D. Horns

A. Ivascenko

A. Jacholkowska

C. Jahn

M. Jamrozy

M. Janiak

F. Jankowsky

I. Jung

M.A. Kastendieck

K. Katarzyński

U. Katz

S. Kaufmann

B. Khélifi

M. Kieffer

S. Klepser

D. Klochkov

W. Kluźniak

D. Kolitzus

Nu Komin

K. Kosack

S. Krakau

F. Krayzel

P.P. Krüger

H. Laffon

G. Lamanna

J. Lefaucheur

V. Lefranc

A. Lemiére

M. Lemoine-Goumard

J.-P. Lenain

T. Lohse

A. Lopatin

C.-C. Lu

V. Marandon

A. Marcowith

R. Marx

G. Maurin

N. Maxted

M. Mayer

T.J.L. McComb

J. Méhault

P.J. Meintjes

U. Menzler

M. Meyer

A.M.W. Mitchell

R. Moderski

M. Mohamed

K. Morå

E. Moulin

T. Murach

M. de Naurois

J. Niemiec

S.J. Nolan

L. Oakes

H. Odaka

S. Ohm

B. Opitz

M. Ostrowski

I. Oya

M. Panter

R.D. Parsons

M. Paz Arribas

N.W. Pekeur

G. Pelletier

J. Perez

P.-O. Petrucci

B. Peyaud

S. Pita

H. Poon

G. Pühlhofer

M. Punch

A. Quirrenbach

S. Raab

I. Reichardt

A. Reimer

O. Reimer

M. Renaud

R. de los Reyes

F. Rieger

L. Rob

C. Romoli

S. Rosier-Lees

G. Rowell

B. Rudak

C.B. Rulten

V. Sahakian

D. Salek

D.A. Sanchez

A. Santangelo

R. Schlickeiser

F. Schüssler

A. Schulz

U. Schwanke

S. Schwarzburg

S. Schwemmer

H. Sol

F. Spanier

G. Spengler

F. Spies

Ł Stawarz

R. Steenkamp

C. Stegmann

F. Stinzing

K. Stycz

I. Sushch

J.-P. Tavernet

T. Tavernier

A.M. Taylor

R. Terrier

M. Tluczykont

C. Trichard

K. Valerius

C. van Eldik

B. van Soelen

G. Vasileiadis

J. Veh

C. Venter

A. Viana

P. Vincent

J. Vink

H.J. Völk

F. Volpe

M. Vorster

T. Vuillaume

P. Wagner

R.M. Wagner

M. Ward

M. Weidinger

Q. Weitzel

R. White

A. Wierzcholska

P. Willmann

A. Wörnlein

D. Wouters

R. Yang

V. Zabalza

D. Zaborov

M. Zacharias

A.A. Zdziarski

A. Zech

H.-S. Zechlin



Abstract

Very high energy (VHE, E > 100 GeV) γ-ray flaring activity of the high-frequency peaked BL Lac object PG 1553+113 has been detected by the H.E.S.S. telescopes. The flux of the source increased by a factor of 3 during the nights of 2012 April 26 and 27 with respect to the archival measurements with a hint of intra-night variability. No counterpart of this event has been detected in the Fermi-Large Area Telescope data. This pattern is consistent with VHE γ-ray flaring being caused by the injection of ultrarelativistic particles, emitting γ-rays at the highest energies. The dataset offers a unique opportunity to constrain the redshift of this source at z = 0.49 ± 0.04 using a novel method based on Bayesian statistics. The indication of intra-night variability is used to introduce a novel method to probe for a possible Lorentz invariance violation (LIV), and to set limits on the energy scale at which Quantum Gravity (QG) effects causing LIV may arise. For the subluminal case, the derived limits are EQG,1 > 4.10 × 1017 GeV and EQG,2 > 2.10 × 1010 GeV for linear and quadratic LIV effects, respectively.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 11, 2015
Publication Date Mar 1, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 15, 2015
Publicly Available Date Apr 22, 2015
Journal Astrophysical Journal
Print ISSN 0004-637X
Electronic ISSN 1538-4357
Publisher American Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 802
Issue 1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/802/1/65
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1411677
Related Public URLs http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...802...65A

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