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VERITAS Results from Deep Exposure on the Distant FSRQ 4C +55.17

  title={VERITAS Results from Deep Exposure on the Distant FSRQ 4C +55.17},
  author={A. K. Furniss and W. Mcconville},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
We present results from a deep VERITAS exposure of the distant (z=0.89) flat-spectrum radio quasar (FSRQ) 4C +55.17. The high flux, hard index and steady emission found by Fermi LAT observations make this blazar a promising very-high-energy (VHE; E>100 GeV) candidate, offering a possibility to clarify the location of FSRQ VHE emission. Non-detection supports the hypothesis that any VHE gamma-rays are produced within and absorbed by the broad-line region while VHE detection would support an… 

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