Polarization and photometric observations of the gamma-ray blazar PG 1553+113

Дата и время публикации : 2011-05-17T20:05:24Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
I. Andruchow
J. A. Combi
A. J. Muñoz-Arjonilla
G. E. Romero
S. A. Cellone
J. Martí

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Коментарии к cтатье: 4 pages, 3 figures. To be published by Astronomy and Astrophysics
Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

Все категории : astro-ph.HE

Краткий обзор статьи: We present the results of an observational photo-polarimetry campaign of the blazar PG 1553+113 at optical wavelengths. The blazar was recently detected at very high energies (> 100 GeV) by the H.E.S.S and MAGIC gamma-ray Cherenkov telescopes. Our high-temporal resolution data show significant variations in the linear polarization percentage and position angle at inter-night time-scales, while at shorter (intra-night) time-scales both parameters varied less significantly, if at all. Changes in the polarization angle seem to be common in gamma-ray emitting blazars. Simultaneous differential photometry (through the B and R bands) shows no significant variability in the total optical flux. We provide B and R magnitudes, along with a finding chart, for a set of field stars suitable for differential photometry.

Category: Physics