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Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations of Misaligned AGN

A. A. Abdo Markus Ackermann Marco Ajello Luca Baldini Jean Ballet 1 Guido Barbiellini D. Bastieri K. Bechtol R. Bellazzini B. Berenji R. D. Blandford E. D. Bloom E. Bonamente A. W. Borgland A. Bouvier T. J. Brandt J. Bregeon A. Brez M. Brigida Pascal Bruel 2 R. Buehler T. H. Burnett S. Buson G. A. Caliandro R. A. Cameron A. Cannon P. A. Caraveo S. Carrigan J. M. Casandjian 1 E. Cavazzuti C. Cecchi O. Celik A. Celotti E. Charles A. Chekhtman A. W. Chen C. C. Cheung J. Chiang S. Ciprini R. Claus J. Cohen-Tanugi 3 S. Colafrancesco J. Conrad D. S. Davis C. D. Dermer A. de Angelis F. de Palma E. Do Couto E Silva P. S. Drell R. Dubois C. Favuzzi S. J. Fegan 2 E. C. Ferrara P. Fortin 2 M. Frailis Y. Fukazawa P. Fusco F. Gargano D. Gasparrini N. Gehrels S. Germani N. Giglietto P. Giommi F. Giordano M. Giroletti T. Glanzman G. Godfrey P. Grandi I. A. Grenier 1 J. E. Grove L. Guillemot 4 S. Guiriec D. Hadasch M. Hayashida E. Hays D. Horan 2 R. E. Hughes M. S. Jackson G. Johannesson A. S. Johnson W. N. Johnson T. Kamae H. Katagiri J. Kataoka J. Kn¨odlseder 5 M. Kuss J. Lande L. Latronico S.-H. Lee M. Lemoine-Goumard 4 M. Llena Garde F. Longo F. Loparco B. Lott 4 M. N. Lovellette P. Lubrano G. M. Madejski A. Makeev G. Malaguti M. N. Mazziotta W. Mcconville J. E. Mcenery P. F. Michelson G. Migliori W. Mitthumsiri T. Mizuno C. Monte M. E. Monzani A. Morselli I. V. Moskalenko S. Murgia M. Naumann-Godo I. Nestoras P. L. Nolan J. P. Norris E. Nuss 3 T. Ohsugi A. Okumura N. Omodei E. Orlando J. F. Ormes D. Paneque J. H. Panetta D. Parent 4 V. Pelassa 3 M. Pepe M. Persic M. Pesce-Rollins F. Piron 3 T.A. Porter S. Raino R. Rando M. Razzano S. Razzaque A. Reimer O. Reimer L. C. Reyes M. Roth H. F.-W. Sadrozinski D. Sanchez 2 A. Sander J. D. Scargle C. Sgro E. J. Siskind P. D. Smith G. Spandre P. Spinelli Ł. Stawarz F. W. Stecker M. S. Strickman D. J. Suson H. Takahashi T. Tanaka J. B. Thayer J. G. Thayer D. J. Thompson L. Tibaldo 1 D. F. Torres E. Torresi G. Tosti A. Tramacere Y. Uchiyama T. L. Usher J. Vandenbroucke V. Vasileiou N. Vilchez 5 M. Villata V. Vitale A. P. Waite P. Wang B. L. Winer K. S. Wood Z. Yang T. Ylinen M. Ziegler
Abstract : Analysis is presented on 15 months of data taken with the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope for 11 non-blazar AGNs, including 7 FRI radio galaxies and 4 FRII radio sources consisting of 2 FRII radio galaxies and 2 steep spectrum radio quasars. The broad line FRI radio galaxy 3C 120 is reported here as a gamma-ray source for the first time. The analysis is based on directional associations of LAT sources with radio sources in the 3CR, 3CRR and MS4 (collectively referred to as 3C-MS) catalogs. Seven of the eleven LAT sources associated with 3C-MS radio sources have spectral indices larger than 2.3 and, except for the FRI radio galaxy NGC 1275 that shows possible spectral curvature, are well described by a power law. No evidence for time variability is found for any sources other than NGC 1275. The gamma-ray luminosities of FRI radio galaxies are significantly smaller than those of BL Lac objects detected by the LAT, whereas the gamma-ray luminosities of FRII sources are quite similar to those of FSRQs, which could reflect different beaming factors for the gamma-ray emission. A core dominance study of the 3CRR sample indicate that sources closer to the jet axis are preferentially detected with the Fermi-LAT, insofar as the gamma-ray--detected misaligned AGNs have larger core dominance at a given average radio flux. The results are discussed in view of the AGN unification scenario.
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A. A. Abdo, Markus Ackermann, Marco Ajello, Luca Baldini, Jean Ballet, et al.. Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations of Misaligned AGN. The Astrophysical Journal, American Astronomical Society, 2010, 720, pp.912-922. ⟨10.1088/0004-637X/720/1/912⟩. ⟨in2p3-00530049⟩

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