Multi-wavelength emission from 3C 66A: clues on its redshift and gamma-ray emission location

Дата и время публикации : 2010-11-06T05:32:53Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Dahai Yan
Zhonghui Fan
Yao Zhou
Benzhong Dai

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Коментарии к cтатье: accepted for publication in Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RAA)
Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

Все категории : astro-ph.HE

Краткий обзор статьи: The quasi-simultaneous multi-wavelength emission of TeV blazar 3C 66A is studied by using a one-zone multi-component leptonic jet model. It is found that the quasi-simultaneous spectral energy distribution (SED) of 3C 66A can be well reproduced, especially its {it Fermi}-LAT first 3 months average spectrum can be well reproduced by the synchrotron-self Compton (SSC) component plus external Compton (EC) component of the broad line region (BLR). Clues on its redshift and gamma-ray emission location are obtained. The results indicate the following. (i) On the redshift; The theoretical intrinsic TeV spectra can be predicted by extrapolating the reproduced GeV spectra. Through comparing this extrapolated TeV spectra with the extragalactic background light (EBL) corrected observed TeV spectra, it is suggested that the redshift of 3C 66A could be between 0.1 and 0.3, the most likely value is $sim$ 0.2. (ii) On the gamma-ray emission location; To well reproduce the GeV emission of 3C 66A under different assumptions on BLR, the gamma-ray emission region is always required to be beyond the inner zone of BLR. The BLR absorption effect on gamma-ray emission confirms this point.

Category: Physics