Journal Article

Searching for the most distant blazars with the <i>Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope</i>

Yoshiyuki Inoue, Susumu Inoue, Masakazu A. R. Kobayashi, Tomonori Totani, Jun Kataoka and Rie Sato

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 411, issue 1, pages 464-468
Published in print February 2011 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online January 2011 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI:
Searching for the most distant blazars with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

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We investigate the prospects for discovering blazars at very high redshifts z∼ 5. We find that the Fermi may discover a few blazars up to z∼ 6 in the entire sky during its 5-yr survey. We further discuss how such high-redshift blazar candidates may be efficiently selected in the future Fermi data.

Keywords: galaxies: active; gamma rays: general

Journal Article.  3497 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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