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Multiwavelength observations of the February 1996 high-energy flare in the blazar 3C 279

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  • A. E. Wehrle
  • E. Pian
  • C.M. Urry
  • L. Maraschi
  • G. Ghisellini
  • R.C. Hartman
  • G. M. Madejski
  • F. Makino
  • A.P. Marscher
  • I.M. McHardy
  • J. R. Webb
  • G. S. Aldering
  • M. F. Aller
  • H. D. Aller
  • D.E. Backman
  • T.J. Balonek
  • P. Boltwood
  • J. Bonnell
  • J. Caplinger
  • A. Celotti
  • W. Collmar
  • J. Dalton
  • A. Drucker
  • R. Falomo
  • C.E. Fichtel
  • W. Freudling
  • W.K. Gear
  • N. Gonzalez-Perez
  • P. Hall
  • H. Inoue
  • W. N. Johnson
  • M. R. Kidger
  • R. I. Kollgaard
  • Y. Kondo
  • J. Kurfess
  • A.J. Lawson
  • B. McCollum
  • K. McNaron-Brown
  • D. Nair
  • S. Penton
  • J. E. Pesce
  • M. Pohl
  • C.M. Raiteri
  • M. Renda
  • E.I. Robson
  • R.M. Sambruna
  • A. F. Schirmer
  • C. Shrader
  • M. Sikora
  • A. Sillanpää
  • P.S. Smith
  • J. Stocke
  • L.O. Takalo
  • H. Teräsranta
  • D.J. Thompson
  • R. Thompson
  • M. Tornikoski
  • G. Tosti
  • P. Turcotte
  • A. Treves
  • S.C. Unwin
  • E. Valtaoja
  • M. Villata
  • S.J. Wagner
  • W. Xu
  • A. C. Zook
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth Compton Symposium
EditorsJ. D. Kurfess, C. D. Dermer, M. S. Strickman
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages1417-1422
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1997

Publication series

NameAmerican Institute of Physics Conference Series
NameAIP Conf Procs
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Volume410

Abstract

We report CGRO, RXTE, ASCA, ROSAT, IUE, HST and ground-based observations of a large flare in 3C 279 in February 1996. X-rays and γ-rays peaked simultaneously (within one day). We show simultaneous spectral energy distributions prior to and near the flare peak. The γ-ray flare was the brightest ever observed in this source

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