Upper limit for gamma-ray emission above 140 GeV from the dwarf spheroidal galaxy Draco



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Antoranz Canales, Pedro and Barrio Uña, Juan Abel and Contreras González, José Luis and Fonseca González, Mª Victoria and López Moya, Marcos and Miranda Pantoja, José Miguel and Nieto, Daniel (2008) Upper limit for gamma-ray emission above 140 GeV from the dwarf spheroidal galaxy Draco. Astrophysical journal, 679 (1). pp. 428-431. ISSN 0004-637X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/529135


The nearby dwarf spheroidal galaxy Draco, with its high mass to light ratio, is one of the most auspicious targets for indirect dark matter (DM) searches. Annihilation of hypothetical DM particles can result in high-energy gamma-rays, e. g., from neutralino annihilation in the supersymmetric framework. A search for a possible DM signal originating from Draco was performed with the MAGIC telescope during 2007. Analysis of the data results in a flux upper limit (2 sigma) of 1.1 x 10(-11) photons cm(-2) s(-1) for photon energies above 140 GeV, assuming a pointlike source. A comparison with predictions from supersymmetric models is also given. While our results do not constrain the mSUGRA phase parameter space, a very high flux enhancement can be ruled out.

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© The American Astronomical Society. We would like to thank the IAC for the excellent working conditionsat the Observatory de los Muchachos in La Palma. The support of the German BMBF and MPG, the Italian INFN, and the Spanish CICYT is gratefully acknowledged. This work was also supported by ETH research grant TH 34/043, and the Polish
MNiI grant 1P03D01028.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Supersymmetry, Parameters.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electronics
Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:23139
Deposited On:15 Oct 2013 12:24
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:58

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