Magic observations of the unidentified γ-ray source TeV J2032+4130

J. Albert, E. Aliu, H. Anderhub, P. Antoranz, C. Baixeras, J. A. Barrio, H. Bartko, D. Bastieri, J. K. Becker, W. Bednarek, K. Berger, C. Bigongiari, A. Biland, R. K. Bock, G. Bonnoli, P. Bordas, V. Bosch-Ramon, T. Bretz, I. Britvitch, M. CamaraE. Carmona, A. Chilingarian, S. Commichau, J. L. Contreras, J. Cortina, M. T. Costado, V. Curtef, F. Dazzi, A. De Angelis, C. Delgado, R. De Los Reyes, E. Domingo-Santamaría, B. De Lotto, M. De Maria, F. De Sabata, D. Dorner, M. Doro, M. Errando, M. Fagiolini, D. Ferenc, E. Fernández, R. Firpo, M. V. Fonseca, L. Font, N. Galante, R. J. García-López, M. Garczarczyk, M. Gaug, F. Goebel, M. Hayashida, A. Herrero, D. Höhne, J. Hose, C. C. Hsu, S. Huber, T. Jogler, R. Kosyra, D. Kranich, A. Laille, E. Leonardo, E. Lindfors, S. Lombardi, F. Longo, M. López, E. Lorenz, P. Majumdar, G. Maneva, N. Mankuzhiyil, K. Mannheim, M. Mariotti, M. Martínez, D. Mazin, C. Merck, M. Meucci, M. Meyer, J. M. Miranda, R. Mirzoyan, S. Mizobuchi, A. Moralejo, D. Nieto, K. Nilsson, J. Ninkovic, E. Oña-Wilhelmi, N. Otte, I. Oya, M. Panniello, R. Paoletti, J. M. Paredes, M. Pasanen, D. Pascoli, F. Pauss, R. Pegna, M. Persic, L. Peruzzo, A. Piccioli, E. Prandini, N. Puchades, A. Raymers, W. Rhode, M. Ribó

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Abstract

We observed the first known very high energy (VHE) γ-ray-emitting unidentified source, TeV J2032 + 4130, for 94 hr with the MAGIC telescope. The source was detected with a significance of 5.6 σ. The flux, position, and angular extension are compatible with the previous ones measured by the HEGRA telescope system 5 years ago. The integral flux amounts to (4.5 ± 0.3stat ± 0.35sys) × 10-13 photons cm-2 s-1 above 1 TeV. The source energy spectrum, obtained with the lowest energy threshold to date, is compatible with a single power law with a hard photon index of Γ = -2.0 ± 0.3stat ± 0.2sys. © 2008. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume675
Issue number1 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Gamma rays: observations

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