Identification of gamma-ray emission from BZB J1450+5201: the most distant gamma-ray BL Lacertae object at z=2.47 [HEAP]

$\gamma$-ray BL Lacertae objects (BL Lacs) with high redshifts ($z\geq2$) are rarely detected. We report on an analysis of \fermi data from five-year observation of 2FGL J1451.0+5159 whose $\gamma$-ray emission is doubtful in the second \fermi catalog (2FGL). It is detected at a higher energy, 3-10 GeV, with 6.7$\sigma$ from our analysis than at 1-3 GeV from the 2FGL. The $\gamma$-ray emission of the source is identified to be valid. Association presented in the 2FGL, between 2FGL J1451.0+5159 and BZB J1450+5201 whose redshift is suggested as 2.47, has been confirmed. BZB J1450+5201 appears to be the most distant $\gamma$-ray BL Lac discovered to date. Multi-wavelength data from radio to $\gamma$-ray energies are analyzed, indicating that this intermediate synchrotron peaked (ISP) source seems to be no difference from other ISP sources at lower redshifts in the second LAT AGN catalog. The pure SSC model is likely ruled out due to the extreme value of Doppler factor. Scattering of weak external emission plus SSC process can provide a satisfactory description of the broadband emission.

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Wed, 18 Dec 13