TeV observations of Markarian 501 with the Milagrito water cerenkov detector

R. Atkins, W. Benbow, D. Berley, M. L. Chen, D. G. Coyne, R. S. Delay, B. L. Dingus, D. E. Dorfan, R. W. Ellsworth, C. Espinoza, D. Evans, A. Falcone, L. Fleysher, R. Pleysher, G. Gisler, J. A. Goodman, T. J. Haines, C. M. Hoffman, S. Hugenberger, L. A. KelleyI. Leonor, M. McConnell, J. F. McCullough, J. E. McEnery, R. S. Miller, A. I. Mincer, M. F. Morales, M. M. Murray, P. Nemethy, J. M. Ryan, M. Schneider, B. Shen, A. Shoup, C. Sinnis, A. J. Smith, G. W. Sullivan, T. N. Thompson, T. Tumer, K. Wang, M. O. Wascko, S. Westerhoff, D. A. Williams, T. Yang, G. B. Yodh

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Abstract

The Milagrito water Cerenkov detector near Los Alamos, New Mexico, was operated as a sky monitor at energies of a few TeV between 1997 February and 1998 May, including the period of the strong, long-lasting 1997 flare of Markarian 501. Milagrito served as a test run for the full Milagro detector. An event excess with a significance of 3.7 σ from Markarian 501 was observed, in agreement with expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L25-L28
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume525
Issue number1 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Atkins, R., Benbow, W., Berley, D., Chen, M. L., Coyne, D. G., Delay, R. S., Dingus, B. L., Dorfan, D. E., Ellsworth, R. W., Espinoza, C., Evans, D., Falcone, A., Fleysher, L., Pleysher, R., Gisler, G., Goodman, J. A., Haines, T. J., Hoffman, C. M., Hugenberger, S., ... Yodh, G. B. (1999). TeV observations of Markarian 501 with the Milagrito water cerenkov detector. Astrophysical Journal, 525(1 PART 2), L25-L28. https://doi.org/10.1086/312332