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AGILE detection of enhanced gamma-ray emission from the blazar PKS 1510-089

ATel #2385; E. Striani (Univ. Roma Tor Vergata and INFN Roma), F. Verrecchia (ASDC), M. Tavani (INAF/IASF-Rm), S. Vercellone (INAF/IASF-Pa), F. D'Ammando (Univ. Roma Tor Vergata and INAF/IASF-Rm), E. Del Monte, I. Donnarumma, Y. Evangelista, M. Feroci, F. Lazzarotto, L. Pacciani, P. Soffitta, E. Costa, I. Lapshov, M. Rapisarda, A. Argan, G. Piano, G. Pucella, S. Sabatini, A. Trois, V. Vittorini (INAF/IASF-Rm), A. Bulgarelli, F. Gianotti, M. Trifoglio, F. Fuschino, M. Galli, C. Labanti, M. Marisaldi, G. Di Cocco (INAF/IASF-Bo), A. Chen, A. Giuliani, S. Mereghetti, P. Caraveo, F. Perotti (INAF/IASF-Mi), A. Pellizzoni, M. Pilia (INAF/OA-Cagliari), G. Barbiellini, F. Longo, E. Moretti, E. Vallazza (INFN Trieste), A. Morselli, P. Picozza (INFN and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), M. Prest (Universita` dell'Insubria), P. Lipari, D. Zanello (INFN and Univ. Roma Sapienza), P. W. Cattaneo, A. Rappoldi (INFN Pavia), C. Pittori, F. Lucarelli, P. Santolamazza, S. Colafrancesco, P. Giommi (ASDC), L. Salotti (ASI)
on 13 Jan 2010; 16:45 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Request For Observations
Credential Certification: Francesco Verrecchia (francesco.verrecchia@asdc.asi.it)

Subjects: Gamma Ray, >GeV, Request for Observations, AGN, Quasar

AGILE is detecting during the last 48 hours enhanced gamma-ray emission above 100 MeV from a source positionally consistent with the blazar PKS 1510-089.

Integrating from 2010-01-11 10:30 UT to 2010-01-13 10:30 UT, a quicklook maximum likelihood analysis yields a detection of PKS 1510-089 at a significance level above 5 sigma and flux above 300e-8 ph/cm2/s (E > 100 MeV).

The AGILE detection was obtained with the satellite observing in a spinning mode, surveying a large fraction of the sky every day.

Multifrequency observations of PKS 1510-089 are strongly encouraged.