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Abstract: The Large Area Telescope LAT on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescopediscovered a rapid about 5 days duration, high-energy E >100 MeV gamma-rayoutburst from a source identified with the blazar PKS 1502+106 OR 103, S31502+10, z=1.839 starting on August 05, 2008 and followed by bright andvariable flux over the next few months. Results on the gamma-ray localizationand identification, as well as spectral and temporal behavior during the firstmonths of the Fermi all-sky survey are reported here in conjunction with amulti-waveband characterization as a result of one of the first Fermimulti-frequency campaigns. The campaign included a Swift ToO followed up by16-day observations on August 07-22, MJD 54685-54700, VLBA within the MOJAVEprogram, Owens Valley OVRO 40m, Effelsberg-100m, Metsahovi-14m, RATAN-600and Kanata-Hiroshima radio-optical observations. Results from the analysis ofarchival observations by INTEGRAL, XMM-Newton and Spitzer space telescopes arereported for a more complete picture of this new gamma-ray blazar.



Author: The Fermi LAT Collaboration, the Multifrequency Campaing Collaboration

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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