Multiwavelength study of different flaring and low-activity states of blazar 4C+21.35

Debbijoy Bhattacharya, Krishna Mohana A, Subir Bhattacharyya, Nilay Bhatt, C. S. Stalin

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Abstract

Blazars, a class of active galactic nuclei, emit over the entire accessible electromagnetic spectrum and modelling of their broad-band spectral energy distribution (SED) is the key to constrain the underlying emission mechanisms. Here we report the results on the one-zone leptonic emission modelling carried out on the blazar 4C+21.35 using multiwavelength data spanning over the period 2008-2018. Broad-band SED modelling using γ-ray data from Fermi-Large Area Telescope, X-ray data from Swift-XRT and AstroSat, and UV-optical data from Swift-UVOT, AstroSat, and Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey was carried out at seven different epochs, including three γ-ray flaring episodes and four quiescent periods (three long-term averaged ones and one during AstroSat observing period). Our SED modelling suggests that two compact emission regions originating at a different time outside the broad-line region and moving away from the core with variation primarily in the jet electron spectra can explain the emission from the high-, moderate-, and low-activity periods. The emissions from high- and first low-activity states are likely to have originated in the first region. The moderate- and second low-activity states are likely due to the second emission region with fresh particle acceleration/injection at a later time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1127-1138
Number of pages12
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume500
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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