Broadband variability of TeV BL Lac objects
1 Landessternwarte, ZAH, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
2 ITPA, Universität Würzburg, Germany
a e-mail: S.Kaufmann@lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Published online: 9 December 2013
BL Lac objects provide a direct view on the high energetic jet and offer the possibility to study the emission processes and the particle acceleration in the jet because of their broad emission range over the whole electromagnetic spectrum up to TeV energies. The variability information gives a direct estimation of the maximum size of the emission region. Under the assumption of the synchrotron Self-Compton model, which is a good description of the spectral energy distribution of BL Lac objects, correlated variability is expected in the different wavebands. The broadband variability is presented for the TeV BL Lac objects PKS 2005-489, RGB J0152+017 and 1ES 0229+200.
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