AGILE detection of intense gamma-ray emission from the blazar PKS 1510-089

@article{Pucella2008AGILEDO,
  title={AGILE detection of intense gamma-ray emission from the blazar PKS 1510-089},
  author={G. Pucella and Valeria Vittorini and Filippo D’Ammando and Marco Tavani and C. M. Raiteri and M. Villata and Andrea Argan and Guido Barbiellini and Fabrizio Boffelli and Andrea Bulgarelli and Patrizia A. Caraveo and Paolo Walter Cattaneo and A. W. Chen and Valter Cocco and Enrico Costa and Ettore Del Monte and Giacinto de Paris and Guido Di Cocco and Immacolata Donnarumma and Yuri Evangelista and Marco Feroci and Mauro Fiorini and T. Froysland and Fabio Fuschino and M. Galli and Fulvio Gianotti and Alessandro Giuliani and C. Labanti and Igor Y. Lapshov and Francesco Lazzarotto and Paolo Lipari and Francesco Longo and Martino Marisaldi and Sandro Mereghetti and A. Morselli and Luigi Pacciani and Alberto Pellizzoni and Francesco Perotti and Piergiorgio Picozza and M. Prest and Massimo Rapisarda and Andrea Rappoldi and Paolo Soffitta and Massimo Trifoglio and Alessio Trois and Erik Vallazza and Stefano Vercellone and A. Zambra and D. P. Zanello and Lucio Angelo Antonelli and Sergio Colafrancesco and S. Cutini and Dario Gasparrini and Paolo Giommi and Carlotta Pittori and Francesco Verrecchia and Luca Salotti and M. F. Aller and Hugh D. Aller and Daniele Carosati and V M Larionov and Rolando Ligustri},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2008},
  volume={491}
}
Context. We report the detection by the AGILE (Astro-rivelatore Gamma a Immagini LEggero) satellite of an intense gamma-ray flare from the source AGL J1511-0909, associated with the powerful quasar PKS 1510-089, during ten days of observations from 23 August to 1 September 2007. Aims. During the observation period, the source was in optical decrease following a flaring event monitored by the GLAST-AGILE Support Program (GASP) of the Whole Earth Blazar Telescope (WEBT). The simultaneous gamma… Expand

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