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AGILE confirmation of enhanced gamma-ray activity from the Blazar 1ES 1959+650

ATel #9168; F. Lucarelli, C. Pittori, F. Verrecchia (ASDC and INAF/OAR), A. Bulgarelli, V. Fioretti, A. Zoli (INAF/IASF-Bo), G. Piano, P. Munar-Adrover (INAF/IAPS), M. Tavani (INAF/IAPS, and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), I. Donnarumma (INAF/IAPS), S. Vercellone (INAF/IASF-Pa), E. Striani (CIFS and INAF/IAPS), M. Cardillo (INAF/OA-Arcetri and INAF/IAPS), F. Gianotti, M. Trifoglio (INAF/IASF-Bo), A. Giuliani, S. Mereghetti, P. Caraveo, F. Perotti (INAF/IASF-Mi), A. Chen (Wits University), A. Argan, E. Costa, E. Del Monte, Y. Evangelista, M. Feroci, F. Lazzarotto, I. Lapshov, L. Pacciani, P. Soffitta, S. Sabatini, V. Vittorini (INAF/IAPS), G. Pucella, M. Rapisarda (ENEA-Frascati), G. Di Cocco, F. Fuschino, M. Galli, C. Labanti, M. Marisaldi (INAF/IASF-Bo), A. Pellizzoni, M. Pilia, A. Trois (INAF/OA-Cagliari), G. Barbiellini, E. Vallazza (INFN Trieste), F. Longo (Univ. Trieste and INFN Trieste), A. Morselli, P. Picozza (INFN and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), M. Prest (Univ. dell'Insubria), P. Lipari, D. Zanello (INFN and Univ. Roma Sapienza), P. W. Cattaneo, A. Rappoldi (INFN Pavia), S. Colafrancesco (INAF/OAR and Wits University), N. Parmiggiani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), A. Ferrari (Univ. Torino and CIFS), A. Antonelli (ASDC and INAF/OAR), P. Giommi (ASDC), L. Salotti, G. Valentini, and F. D'Amico (ASI)
on 18 Jun 2016; 10:44 UT
Credential Certification: Fabrizio Lucarelli (fabrizio.lucarelli@asdc.asi.it)

Subjects: Gamma Ray, >GeV, Blazar, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 9203, 9239

Following ATel #9148, reporting multi-wavelength activity from the BL Lac type blazar 1ES 1959+650, AGILE also detects increased gamma-ray emission above 100 MeV from a position compatible with this BL Lac source.

Integrating from 2016-06-08 08:30 UT to 2016-06-10 08:30 UT, a maximum likelihood analysis yields the detection of the source with a flux of (1.9 +/- 0.7) x 10^-6 ph/cm2/s (E > 100 MeV).

This is the first time AGILE reports a significant detection from 1ES 1959+650.

This measurement was obtained with AGILE observing a large portion of the sky in spinning mode.