Misaligned AGN (MAGNs), i.e., radio-loud AGNs with the jet not pointing directly towards us, represent a new class of GeV emitters revealed by the Fermi space telescope. Although they comprise only a small fraction of the high-energy sources, MAGNs are extremely interesting objects offering a different perspective to study high-energy processes with respect to blazars. The aim of this work is to evaluate the impact of the new-generation Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) on the MAGN class and propose possible observational strategies to optimize their detection.
R. Angioni, P. Grandi, E. Torresi, et. al.
Tue, 21 Feb 17
Comments: 16 pages, 3 figures. Accepted for publication in Astroparticle Physics Journal