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MAGIC detects enhanced flux of VHE gamma rays from TXS 0506+056


(MAGIC Collaboration) Mirzoyan, Razmik; ...; Babić, Ana; ...; Bošnjak, Željka; ...; Cikota, Stefan; ...; Dominis Prester, Dijana; ... et al.
MAGIC detects enhanced flux of VHE gamma rays from TXS 0506+056, 2018. (otkriće).


Naslov
MAGIC detects enhanced flux of VHE gamma rays from TXS 0506+056

Autori
Mirzoyan, Razmik ; ... ; Babić, Ana ; ... ; Bošnjak, Željka ; ... ; Cikota, Stefan ; ... ; Dominis Prester, Dijana ; ... ; Godinović, Nikola ; ... ; Hrupec, Dario ; ... ; Lelas, Damir ; ... ; Manganaro, Marina ; ... ; Mićanović, Saša ; ... ; Pavletić, Lovro ; ... ; Puljak, Ivica ; ... ; Surić, Tihomir ; ... ; Šnidarić, Iva ; ... ; Terzić, Tomislav ; ... Zarić, Darko ; ... ; (the MAGIC Collaboration)

Kolaboracija
MAGIC Collaboration

Izvornik
The Astronomer's Telegram, #12260

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Godina
2018

Ključne riječi
Gamma Ray ; >GeV ; TeV ; VHE ; AGN ; Blazar

Sažetak
We report an enhanced emission of VHE gamma-rays from the direction of the blazar TXS 0506+056 (05 09 25.96370, +05 41 35.3279 (J2000), [Lani et al., Astron. J., 139, 1695-1712 (2010)]), located 6 arcmin from the estimated direction of the high energy IceCube neutrino event IceCube-170922A (ATel #10791). On Dec 3rd 2018 the MAGIC telescopes observed this source for about 2 hours under good weather conditions. The source was detected at VHE gamma-rays above 90 GeV with a significance larger than 5 sigma. The preliminary analysis yields an estimate of the VHE gamma-ray flux above 90 GeV of ~10-15% of the flux from the Crab Nebula above the same energy threshold, and a spectral index of ~4. This flux is consistent with the emission level integrated between September 28th 2017 to October 3rd 2017, when the source was discovered at VHE gamma-rays (ATel #10817). The MAGIC telescopes will continue monitoring the VHE gamma-ray emission of TXS 0506+056. Soft-X-rays and ultraviolet ToO observations with the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory have been approved for the next three nights (PI: Cerruti, on behalf of MAGIC), to occur within the time-window 00:00 to 04:00 UTC. NuSTAR ToO observations have also been approved (PI: Satalecka). Multi-wavelength observations (quasi)-simultaneous with MAGIC in this time-window are strongly encouraged.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



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Projekt / tema
HRZZ-IP-06-2016-9782

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