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Upper Limits on the VHE Gamma-Ray Flux of SN2014J in M82 From Observations by MAGIC


Aleksić, Jelena; ...; Babić, Ana; ...; Dominis Prester, Dijana; ...; Ferenc, Daniel; ...; Godinović, Nikola; ... et al.
Upper Limits on the VHE Gamma-Ray Flux of SN2014J in M82 From Observations by MAGIC, 2014. (otkriće).


Naslov
Upper Limits on the VHE Gamma-Ray Flux of SN2014J in M82 From Observations by MAGIC

Autori
Aleksić, Jelena ; ... ; Babić, Ana ; ... ; Dominis Prester, Dijana ; ... ; Ferenc, Daniel ; ... ; Godinović, Nikola ; ... ; Hrupec, Dario ; ... ; Lelas, Damir ; ... ; Puljak, Ivica ; ... ; Surić, Tihomir ; ... ; Šnidarić, Iva ; ... ; Terzić, Tomislav ; ...

Izvornik
The Astronomer's Telegram, #5880

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Godina
2014

Ključne riječi
Gamma Ray; TeV; VHE; Supernovae

Sažetak
The MAGIC collaboration observed SN2014J, the nearest supernova (SN) explosion in 10 years, located in the galaxy M82. The MAGIC observations started 6 days after the first detection by the UCL Observatory (CBET #3792) and amounted to a total of 5.4 hours. This Ia-type SN is unique and follow-up observations in all wavelengths have been pursued (i.e. ATel #5835, #5809, #5812, #5851). The SN was observed with the MAGIC telescopes from January 27 to 29 under moderate moonlight conditions and on February 1 and 2 under dark-night conditions. The preliminary analysis of these data resulted in an integral flux upper limit of 1.6e-12 cm-2 s-1 above the energy 300 GeV at 95% c.l. (this corresponds to ~1.3% of the Crab Nebula flux ; for energies above 700 GeV the corresponding limit is ~2%), assuming a Crab-like spectral index. The daily flux upper limits (~1h observation per day) vary from 1.8e-12 to 18.e-12 cm-2 s-1 (E>300 GeV, 95% c.l.), due to different observational conditions. The VHE flux contribution from the host galaxy M82 was previously measured by VERITAS (Nature, 462, 700) at the level of 0.9% of the Crab flux for E>700 GeV. The MAGIC observations covered the maximum of the SN brightening (on Jan 31, mag=10.5 AAVSO data: PSN J09554214+6940260). MAGIC is a system of two 17m-diameter Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes located at the Canary island of La Palma, Spain, and designed to perform gamma-ray astronomy in the energy range from 50 GeV to greater than 50 TeV.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



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Projekt / tema
HRZZ-09/176 - Visokoenergijska astronomija gama zraka teleskopima MAGIC (Nikola Godinović, )

Ustanove
Fakultet elektrotehnike, strojarstva i brodogradnje, Split,
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb,
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