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Detection of very-high-energy gamma-ray emission from the FSRQ Ton 0599 with the MAGIC telescopes

ATel #11061; Razmik Mirzoyan (Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich), on behalf of the MAGIC collaboration
on 15 Dec 2017; 16:21 UT
Credential Certification: Razmik Mirzoyan (Razmik.Mirzoyan@mpp.mpg.de)

Subjects: Gamma Ray, TeV, VHE, Blazar

Referred to by ATel #: 11073, 11075

The MAGIC collaboration reports on the first time detection of very-high-energy (VHE; E>100 GeV) gamma-ray emission from Ton 0599 (RA:+11:59:31.83 DEC:+29:14:43.83, J2000). The object was observed with the MAGIC telescopes for ~1 hour on 2017/12/15 (MJD 58102.2). The preliminary analysis of these data resulted in the detection of Ton 0599 with a statistical significance of about 10 standard deviations. The VHE flux of this detection was estimated to be around 0.15x10^-9 [ph/cm2/s] (corresponding to about 0.3 CU) above 100 GeV, with a soft spectrum. TON599 is a gamma-ray FSRQ at z=0.72 which is in a remarkably high state from optical to gamma-ray since October 2017 (ATel #10931, #10932, #10937, #10938, #10948, #10949). MAGIC observations on TON 0599 will continue during the next days and multi-wavelength observations are strongly encouraged. The MAGIC contact persons for these observations are R. Mirzoyan (Razmik.Mirzoyan@mpp.mpg.de) and A. Stamerra (antonio.stamerra@inaf.it)