Discovery of very high energy gamma radiation from IC 443 with the MAGIC telescope



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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 (2007) Discovery of very high energy gamma radiation from IC 443 with the MAGIC telescope. Astrophysical journal, 664 (2 (Par). L87-L90. ISSN 0004-637X

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We report the detection of a new source of very high energy (VHE; E-gamma >= 100 GeV) gamma- ray emission located close to the Galactic plane, MAGIC J0616 + 225, which is spatially coincident with supernova remnant IC 443. The observations were carried out with the MAGIC telescope in the periods 2005 December-2006 January and 2006 December-2007 January. Here we present results from this source, leading to a VHE gamma-ray signal with a statistical significance of 5.7 sigma in the 2006/2007 data and a measured differential gamma-ray flux consistent with a power law, described as dN(gamma)/(dA dt dE) = (1.0 +/- 0.2) x 10(-11) (E/0.4 TeV)(-3.1 +/- 0.3) cm(-2) s(-1) TeV-1. We briefly discuss the observational technique used and the procedure implemented for the data analysis. The results are placed in the context of the multiwavelength emission and the molecular environment found in the region of IC 443.

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© The American Astronomical Society. We would like to thank the IAC for the excellent working conditions at 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 34/04 3 and the Polish MNiI grant 1P03D01028.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Supernova Remnant IC-443, X-Ray-Emission, XMM-Newton, Molecular Cloud, Nebula, IC443, Acceleration, Catalog, Masers, Radio.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electronics
Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:23792
Deposited On:03 Dec 2013 13:12
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:58

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