BRIGHT ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI SOURCE LIST FROM THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE ALL-SKY SURVEY

Abdo AA, Ackermann M, Ajello M, Atwood WB, Axelsson M, Baldini L, Ballet J, Barbiellini G, Bastieri D, Baughman BM, Bechtol K, Bellazzini R, Blandford RD, Bloom ED, Bonamente E, Borgland AW, Bouvier A, Bregeon J, Brez A, Brigida M, Bruel P, Burnett TH, Caliandro GA, Cameron RA, Caraveo PA, Casandjian JM, Cavazzuti E, Cecchi C, Charles E, Chekhtman A, Chen AW, Cheung CC, Chiang J, Ciprini S, Claus R, Cohen-Tanugi J, Colafrancesco S, Collmar W, Cominsky LR, Conrad J, Costamante L, Cutini S, Dermer CD, De Angelis A, De Palma F, Digel SW, Do Couto E Silva E, Drell PS, Dubois R, Dumora D, Farnier C, Favuzzi C, Fegan SJ, Ferrara EC, Finke J, Focke WB, Foschini L, Frailis M, Fuhrmann L, Fukazawa Y, Funk S, Fusco P, Gargano F, Gasparrini D, Gehrels N, Germani S, Giebels B, Giglietto N, Giommi P, Giordano F, Giroletti M, Glanzman T, Godfrey G, Grenier IA, Grondin MH, Grove JE, Guillemot L, Guiriec S, Hanabata Y, Harding AK, Hartman RC, Hayashida M, Hays E, Healey SE, Horan D, Hughes RE, Johannesson G, Johnson AS, Johnson RP, Johnson TJ, Johnson WN, Kadler M, Kamae T, Katagiri H, Kataoka J, Kerr M, Knoedlseder J, Kocian ML, Kuehn F, Kuss MW, Lande J, Latronico L, Lemoine-Goumard M, Longo F, Loparco F, Lott B, Lovellette MN, Lubrano P, Madejski GM, Makeev A, Massaro E, Mazziotta MN, Mcconville W, Mcenery JE, Mcglynn S, Meurer C, Michelson PF, Mitthumsiri W, Mizuno T, Moiseev AA, Monte C, Monzani ME, Moretti E, Morselli A, Moskalenko IV, Murgia S, Nolan PL, Norris JP, Nuss E, Ohsugi T, Omodei N, Orlando E, Ormes JF, Ozaki M, Paneque D, Panetta JH, Parent D, Pelassa V, Pepe M, Pesce-Rollins M, Piron F, Porter TA, Raino S, Rando R, Razzano M, Razzaque S, Reimer A, Reimer O, Reposeur T, Reyes LC, Ritz S, Rochester LS, Rodriguez AY, Romani RW, Ryde F, Sadrozinski HFW, Sanchez D, Sander A, Parkinson PMS, Scargle JD, Schalk TL, Sellerholm A, Sgro C, Shaw MS, Smith DA, Smith PD, Spandre G, Spinelli P, Starck JL, Strickman MS, Suson DJ, Tajima H, Takahashi HH, Takahashi T, Tanaka T, Taylor GB, Thayer JB, Thayer JG, Thompson DJ, Tibaldo L, Torres DF, Tosti G, Tramacere A, Uchiyama Y, Usher TL, Vilchez N, Villata M, Vitale V, Waite AP, Winer BL, Wood KS, Ylinen T, Ziegler M (2009)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2009

Journal

Book Volume: 700

Pages Range: 597-622

Journal Issue: 1

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/700/1/597

Abstract

The first three months of sky-survey operation with the Large Area Telescope (LAT) onboard the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope reveal 132 bright sources at |b| > 10 degrees with test statistic greater than 100 ( corresponding to about 10 sigma). Two methods, based on the CGRaBS, CRATES, and BZCat catalogs, indicate high-confidence associations of 106 of these sources with known active galactic nuclei (AGNs). This sample is referred to as the LAT Bright AGN Sample (LBAS). It contains two radio galaxies, namely, Centaurus A and NGC 1275, and 104 blazars consisting of 58 flat spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs), 42 BL Lac objects, and 4 blazars with unknown classification. Four new blazars were discovered on the basis of the LAT detections. Remarkably, the LBAS includes 10 high-energy-peaked BL Lacs (HBLs), sources which were previously difficult to detect in the GeV range. Another 10 lower-confidence associations are found. Only 33 of the sources, plus two at |b| < 10 degrees, were previously detected with Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope( EGRET), probably due to variability. The analysis of the gamma-ray properties of the LBAS sources reveals that the average GeV spectra of BL Lac objects are significantly harder than the spectra of FSRQs. No significant correlation between radio and peak gamma-ray fluxes is observed. Blazar log N-log S distributions and luminosity functions are constructed to investigate the evolution of the different blazar classes, with positive evolution indicated for FSRQs but none for BL Lacs. The contribution of LAT blazars to the total extragalactic gamma-ray intensity is estimated.

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U.S. Naval Research Laboratory US United States (USA) (US) Stanford University US United States (USA) (US) University of California Santa Cruz US United States (USA) (US) The Oskar Klein Centre SE Sweden (SE) National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) IT Italy (IT) University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot / Université Paris VII Denis Diderot FR France (FR) Ohio State University US United States (USA) (US) University of Bari Aldo Moro / Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro IT Italy (IT) École Polytechnique - Université Paris-Saclay FR France (FR) National Institute for Astrophysics / Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF) IT Italy (IT) Italian Space Agency / Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) IT Italy (IT) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) US United States (USA) (US) University of Montpellier / Université Montpellier FR France (FR) Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE) / Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics DE Germany (DE) Sonoma State University US United States (USA) (US) Hiroshima University / 広島大学 JP Japan (JP) Università degli studi "La Sapienza" IT Italy (IT) University of Maryland US United States (USA) (US) University of Denver US United States (USA) (US) University of Washington US United States (USA) (US) University of Udine / Università degli Studi di Udine IT Italy (IT) Université Bordeaux 1, Sciences et Technologies FR France (FR) Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie / Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy DE Germany (DE) University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) US United States (USA) (US) Waseda University / 早稲田大学 JP Japan (JP) National Center for Scientific Research / Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) FR France (FR) Purdue University Northwest / Purdue University Calumet US United States (USA) (US) University of Chicago US United States (USA) (US) Spanish National Research Council / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) ES Spain (ES) Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) JP Japan (JP) University of New Mexico (UNM) / Universidad de Nuevo México US United States (USA) (US)

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APA:

Abdo, A.A., Ackermann, M., Ajello, M., Atwood, W.B., Axelsson, M., Baldini, L.,... Ziegler, M. (2009). BRIGHT ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI SOURCE LIST FROM THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE ALL-SKY SURVEY. Astrophysical Journal, 700(1), 597-622. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/700/1/597

MLA:

Abdo, A. A., et al. "BRIGHT ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI SOURCE LIST FROM THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE ALL-SKY SURVEY." Astrophysical Journal 700.1 (2009): 597-622.

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