TY - JOUR
A1 - Aliu, E.
A1 - Aune, T.
A1 - Barnacka, A.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Berger, K.
A1 - Biteau, J.
A1 - Buckley, J. H.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Byrum, K.
A1 - Cardenzana, J. V.
A1 - Cerruti, M.
A1 - Chen, Xuhui
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Connaughton, V.
A1 - Cui, W.
A1 - Dickinson, H. J.
A1 - Eisch, J. D.
A1 - Errando, M.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Federici, Simone
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Fleischhack, H.
A1 - Fortin, P.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Gillanders, G. H.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Griffiths, S. T.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hakansson, Nils
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Hughes, G.
A1 - Humensky, T. B.
A1 - Johnson, C. A.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Kar, P.
A1 - Kertzman, M.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krawczynski, H.
A1 - Krennrich, F.
A1 - Lang, M. J.
A1 - Madhavan, A. S.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - McArthur, S.
A1 - McCann, A.
A1 - Meagher, K.
A1 - Millis, J.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Nieto, D.
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Park, N.
A1 - Pohl, Martin
A1 - Popkow, A.
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Pueschel, E.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Rajotte, J.
A1 - Reyes, L. C.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Richards, G. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Shahinyan, K.
A1 - Smith, A. W.
A1 - Staszak, D.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Tucci, J. V.
A1 - Tyler, J.
A1 - Varlotta, A.
A1 - Vassiliev, V. V.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Weiner, O. M.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Welsing, R.
A1 - Wilhelm, Alina
A1 - Williams, D. A.
A1 - Zitzer, B.
A1 - McEnery, J. E.
A1 - Perkins, J. S.
A1 - Veres, P.
A1 - Zhu, S.
T1 - Constraints on very high energy emission from GRB 130427A
JF - The astrophysical journal : an international review of spectroscopy and astronomical physics ; Part 2, Letters
N2 - Prompt emission from the very fluent and nearby (z = 0.34) gamma-ray burst GRB130427A was detected by several orbiting telescopes and by ground-based, wide-field-of-view optical transient monitors. Apart from the intensity and proximity of this GRB, it is exceptional due to the extremely long-lived high-energy (100 MeV to 100 GeV) gamma-ray emission, which was detected by the Large Area Telescope on the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope for similar to 70 ks after the initial burst. The persistent, hard-spectrum, high-energy emission suggests that the highest-energy gamma rays may have been produced via synchrotron self-Compton processes though there is also evidence that the high-energy emission may instead be an extension of the synchrotron spectrum. VERITAS, a ground-based imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope array, began follow-up observations of GRB130427A similar to 71 ks (similar to 20 hr) after the onset of the burst. The GRB was not detected with VERITAS; however, the high elevation of the observations, coupled with the low redshift of the GRB, make VERITAS a very sensitive probe of the emission from GRB130427A for E > 100 GeV. The non-detection and consequent upper limit derived place constraints on the synchrotron self-Compton model of high-energy gamma-ray emission from this burst.
KW - gamma-ray burst: individual (GRB 130427A)
Y1 - 2014
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/795/1/L3
SN - 2041-8205 (print)
SN - 2041-8213 (online)
VL - 795
IS - 1
PB - IOP Publ. Ltd.
CY - Bristol
ER -
TY - JOUR
A1 - Archambault, S.
A1 - Aune, T.
A1 - Behera, B.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Berger, K.
A1 - Bird, R.
A1 - Biteau, J.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Byrum, K.
A1 - Cardenzana, J. V.
A1 - Cerruti, M.
A1 - Chen, Xuhui
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Connolly, M. P.
A1 - Cui, Wei
A1 - Dumm, J.
A1 - Errando, M.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Federici, Simone
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Fleischhack, H.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Gillanders, G. H.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Griffiths, S. T.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Hughes, G.
A1 - Humensky, T. B.
A1 - Johnson, C. A.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Kertzman, M.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krawczynski, H.
A1 - Krennrich, F.
A1 - Kumar, S.
A1 - Lang, M. J.
A1 - Madhavan, A. S.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - McCann, A.
A1 - Meagher, K.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Nieto, Daniel
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Park, N.
A1 - Pohl, Martin
A1 - Popkow, A.
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Rajotte, J.
A1 - Reyes, L. C.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Richards, G. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Shahinyan, K.
A1 - Staszak, D.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Tucci, J. V.
A1 - Tyler, J.
A1 - Varlotta, A.
A1 - Vassiliev, V. V.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Welsing, R.
A1 - Wilhelm, Alina
A1 - Williams, D. A.
A1 - Ackermann, Margit
A1 - Ajello, M.
A1 - Albert, A.
A1 - Baldini, L.
A1 - Bastieri, D.
A1 - Bellazzini, R.
A1 - Bissaldi, E.
A1 - Bregeon, J.
A1 - Buehler, R.
A1 - Buson, S.
A1 - Caliandro, G. A.
A1 - Cameron, R. A.
A1 - Caraveo, P. A.
A1 - Cavazzuti, E.
A1 - Charles, E.
A1 - Chiang, J.
A1 - Ciprini, S.
A1 - Claus, R.
A1 - Cutini, S.
A1 - de Angelis, A.
A1 - de Palma, F.
A1 - Dermer, C. D.
A1 - Digel, S. W.
A1 - Di Venere, L.
A1 - Drell, P. S.
A1 - Favuzzi, C.
A1 - Franckowiak, A.
A1 - Fusco, P.
A1 - Gargano, F.
A1 - Gasparrini, D.
A1 - Giglietto, N.
A1 - Giordano, F.
A1 - Giroletti, M.
A1 - Grenier, I. A.
A1 - Guiriec, S.
A1 - Jogler, T.
A1 - Kuss, M.
A1 - Larsson, S.
A1 - Latronico, L.
A1 - Longo, F.
A1 - Loparco, F.
A1 - Lubrano, P.
A1 - Madejski, G. M.
A1 - Mayer, M.
A1 - Mazziotta, M. N.
A1 - Michelson, P. F.
A1 - Mizuno, T.
A1 - Monzani, M. E.
A1 - Morselli, Aldo
A1 - Murgia, S.
A1 - Nuss, E.
A1 - Ohsugi, T.
A1 - Ormes, J. F.
A1 - Paneque, D.
A1 - Perkins, J. S.
A1 - Piron, F.
A1 - Pivato, G.
A1 - Raino, S.
A1 - Razzano, M.
A1 - Reimer, A.
A1 - Reimer, Olaf
A1 - Ritz, S.
A1 - Schaal, M.
A1 - Sgro, C.
A1 - Siskind, E. J.
A1 - Spinelli, P.
A1 - Takahashi, H.
A1 - Tibaldo, L.
A1 - Tinivella, M.
A1 - Troja, E.
A1 - Vianello, G.
A1 - Werner, M.
A1 - Wood, M.
T1 - Deep broadband observations of the distant gamma-ray blazar PKS 1424+240
JF - The astrophysical journal : an international review of spectroscopy and astronomical physics ; Part 2, Letters
N2 - We present deep VERITAS observations of the blazar PKS 1424+240, along with contemporaneous Fermi Large Area Telescope, Swift X-ray Telescope, and Swift UV Optical Telescope data between 2009 February 19 and 2013 June 8. This blazar resides at a redshift of z >= 0.6035, displaying a significantly attenuated gamma-ray flux above 100 GeV due to photon absorption via pair-production with the extragalactic background light. We present more than 100 hr of VERITAS observations over three years, a multiwavelength light curve, and the contemporaneous spectral energy distributions. The source shows a higher flux of (2.1 +/- 0.3) x 10(-7) photons m(-2) s(-1) above 120 GeV in 2009 and 2011 as compared to the flux measured in 2013, corresponding to (1.02 +/- 0.08) x 10-7 photons m(-2) s(-1) above 120 GeV. The measured differential very high energy (VHE; E >= 100 GeV) spectral indices are Gamma = 3.8 +/- 0.3, 4.3 +/- 0.6 and 4.5 +/- 0.2 in 2009, 2011, and 2013, respectively. No significant spectral change across the observation epochs is detected. We find no evidence for variability at gamma-ray opacities of greater than tau = 2, where it is postulated that any variability would be small and occur on timescales longer than a year if hadronic cosmic-ray interactions with extragalactic photon fields provide a secondary VHE photon flux. The data cannot rule out such variability due to low statistics.
KW - BL Lacertae objects: individual (PKS 1424+240)-cosmic background radiation
KW - gamma rays: galaxies
Y1 - 2014
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/785/1/L16
SN - 2041-8205 (print)
SN - 2041-8213 (online)
VL - 785
IS - 1
PB - IOP Publ. Ltd.
CY - Bristol
ER -
TY - JOUR
A1 - Aliu, E.
A1 - Archambault, S.
A1 - Arlen, T.
A1 - Aune, T.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Boettcher, M.
A1 - Bouvier, A.
A1 - Buckley, J. H.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Cesarini, A.
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Collins-Hughes, E.
A1 - Connolly, M. P.
A1 - Cui, W.
A1 - Dickherber, R.
A1 - Duke, C.
A1 - Dumm, J.
A1 - Errando, M.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Federici, Simone
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Finnegan, G.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Gall, D.
A1 - Godambe, S.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Huan, H.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Karlsson, N.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krawczynski, H.
A1 - Krennrich, F.
A1 - Lee, K.
A1 - Madhavan, A. S.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - Majumdar, P.
A1 - McArthur, S.
A1 - McCann, A.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Nelson, T.
A1 - de Bhroithe, A. O'Faolain
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Orr, M.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Park, N.
A1 - Perkins, J. S.
A1 - Pichel, A.
A1 - Pohl, Martin
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Reyes, L. C.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Saxon, D. B.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Staszak, D.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Tesic, G.
A1 - Theiling, M.
A1 - Thibadeau, S.
A1 - Tsurusaki, K.
A1 - Varlotta, A.
A1 - Vassiliev, V. V.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Vivier, M.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Weekes, T. C.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Welsing, R.
A1 - Williams, D. A.
A1 - Zitzer, B.
A1 - Fortin, P.
A1 - Horan, D.
A1 - Fumagalli, M.
A1 - Kaplan, K.
A1 - Prochaska, J. X.
T1 - Veritas observations of six bright, hard-spectrum fermi-lat blazars
JF - The astrophysical journal : an international review of spectroscopy and astronomical physics
N2 - We report on VERITAS very high energy (VHE; E >= 100 GeV) observations of six blazars selected from the Fermi Large Area Telescope First Source Catalog (1FGL). The gamma-ray emission from 1FGL sources was extrapolated up to the VHE band, taking gamma-ray absorption by the extragalactic background light into account. This allowed the selection of six bright, hard-spectrum blazars that were good candidate TeV emitters. Spectroscopic redshift measurements were attempted with the Keck Telescope for the targets without Sloan Digital Sky Survey spectroscopic data. No VHE emission is detected during the observations of the six sources described here. Corresponding TeV upper limits are presented, along with contemporaneous Fermi observations and non-concurrent Swift UVOT and X-Ray Telescope data. The blazar broadband spectral energy distributions (SEDs) are assembled and modeled with a single-zone synchrotron self-Compton model. The SED built for each of the six blazars shows a synchrotron peak bordering between the intermediate-and high-spectrum-peak classifications, with four of the six resulting in particle-dominated emission regions.
KW - BL Lacertae objects: general
KW - gamma rays: galaxies
Y1 - 2012
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/759/2/102
SN - 0004-637X (print)
VL - 759
IS - 2
PB - IOP Publ. Ltd.
CY - Bristol
ER -
TY - JOUR
A1 - Aliu, E.
A1 - Aune, T.
A1 - Behera, B.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Berger, K.
A1 - Bird, R.
A1 - Buckley, J. H.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Cardenzana, J. V.
A1 - Cerruti, M.
A1 - Chen, X.
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Connolly, M. P.
A1 - Cui, W.
A1 - Duke, C.
A1 - Dumm, J.
A1 - Errando, M.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Federici, Simone
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Fortin, P.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Gillanders, G. H.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Griffiths, S. T.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Hughes, G.
A1 - Humensky, T. B.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Kargaltsev, Oleg
A1 - Kertzman, M.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krawczynski, H.
A1 - Lang, M. J.
A1 - Madhavan, A. S.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - Majumdar, P.
A1 - McCann, A.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Nieto, D.
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Pandel, D.
A1 - Perkins, J. S.
A1 - Pohl, Manuela
A1 - Popkow, A.
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Rajotte, J.
A1 - Reyes, L. C.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Richards, G. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Skole, C.
A1 - Staszak, D.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Theiling, M.
A1 - Tucci, J. V.
A1 - Tyler, J.
A1 - Varlotta, A.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Weekes, T. C.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Welsing, R.
A1 - Williams, D. A.
A1 - Zitzer, B.
T1 - Observations of the unidentified gamm-ray source TeV J2032+4130 BY Veritas
JF - The astrophysical journal : an international review of spectroscopy and astronomical physics
KW - gamma rays: general
KW - pulsars: individual (PSR J2032+4127)
Y1 - 2014
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/783/1/16
SN - 0004-637X (print)
SN - 1538-4357 (online)
VL - 783
IS - 1
PB - IOP Publ. Ltd.
CY - Bristol
ER -
TY - JOUR
A1 - Aliu, E.
A1 - Archambault, S.
A1 - Aune, T.
A1 - Behera, B.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Berger, K.
A1 - Bird, R.
A1 - Buckley, J. H.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Cardenzana, J. V.
A1 - Cerruti, M.
A1 - Chen, Xuhui
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Collins-Hughes, E.
A1 - Connolly, M. P.
A1 - Cui, W.
A1 - Dumm, J.
A1 - Dwarkadas, V. V.
A1 - Errando, M.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Federici, Simone
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Fleischhack, H.
A1 - Fortin, P.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Gall, D.
A1 - Gillanders, G. H.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Griffiths, S. T.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Hughes, G.
A1 - Humensky, T. B.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Kertzman, M.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krennrich, F.
A1 - Kumar, S.
A1 - Lang, M. J.
A1 - Madhavan, A. S.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - McCann, A. J.
A1 - Meagher, K.
A1 - Millis, J.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Nieto, D.
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Pandel, D.
A1 - Park, N.
A1 - Pohl, Martin
A1 - Popkow, A.
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Rajotte, J.
A1 - Ratliff, G.
A1 - Reyes, L. C.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Richards, G. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Rousselle, J.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Shahinyan, K.
A1 - Sheidaei, F.
A1 - Smith, A. W.
A1 - Staszak, D.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Tsurusaki, K.
A1 - Tucci, J. V.
A1 - Tyler, J.
A1 - Varlotta, A.
A1 - Vassiliev, V. V.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Ward, J. E.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Welsing, R.
A1 - Wilhelm, Alina
T1 - Investigating the TeV morpholoy of MGRO J1908+06 with veritas
JF - The astrophysical journal : an international review of spectroscopy and astronomical physics
N2 - We report on deep observations of the extended TeV gamma-ray source MGRO J1908+06 made with the VERITAS very high energy gamma-ray observatory. Previously, the TeV emission has been attributed to the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) of the Fermi-LAT pulsar PSR J1907+0602. We detect MGRO J1908+06 at a significance level of 14 standard deviations (14 sigma) and measure a photon index of 2.20 +/- 0.10(stat) +/- 0.20(sys). The TeV emission is extended, covering the region near PSR J1907+0602 and also extending toward SNR G40.5-0.5. When fitted with a two-dimensional Gaussian, the intrinsic extension has a standard deviation of sigma(src) = 0 degrees.44 +/- 0 degrees.02. In contrast to other TeV PWNe of similar age in which the TeV spectrum softens with distance from the pulsar, the TeV spectrum measured near the pulsar location is consistent with that measured at a position near the rim of G40.5-0.5, 0 degrees.33 away.
KW - gamma rays: general
KW - gamma-ray burst: individual (MGRO J1908+06, VER J1907+062)
KW - pulsars: individual (PSR J1907+0602)
KW - ISM: supernova remnants
Y1 - 2014
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/787/2/166
SN - 0004-637X (print)
SN - 1538-4357 (online)
VL - 787
IS - 2
PB - IOP Publ. Ltd.
CY - Bristol
ER -
TY - JOUR
A1 - tAliu, E.
A1 - Archambault, S.
A1 - Arlen, T.
A1 - Aune, T.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Bird, R.
A1 - Bouvier, A.
A1 - Bradbury, S. M.
A1 - Buckley, J. H.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Byrum, K.
A1 - Cannon, A.
A1 - Cesarini, A.
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Collins-Hughes, E.
A1 - Connolly, M. P.
A1 - Cui, W.
A1 - Dickherber, R.
A1 - Duke, C.
A1 - Dumm, J.
A1 - Dwarkadas, V. V.
A1 - Errando, M.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Federici, Simone
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Finnegan, G.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Gall, D.
A1 - Gillanders, G. H.
A1 - Godambe, S.
A1 - Gotthelf, E. V.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Huan, H.
A1 - Hughes, G.
A1 - Humensky, T. B.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Karlsson, N.
A1 - Kertzman, M.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krawczynski, H.
A1 - Krennrich, F.
A1 - Lang, M. J.
A1 - Lee, K.
A1 - Madhavan, A. S.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - Majumdar, P.
A1 - McArthur, S.
A1 - McCann, A.
A1 - Millis, J.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Nelson, T.
A1 - de Bhroithe, A. O'Faolain
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Orr, M.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Pandel, D.
A1 - Park, N.
A1 - Perkins, J. S.
A1 - Pohl, Martin
A1 - Popkow, A.
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Reyes, L. C.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Rose, H. J.
A1 - Ruppel, Jens
A1 - Saxon, D. B.
A1 - Schroedter, M.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Sentuerk, G. D.
A1 - Skole, C.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Tesic, G.
A1 - Theiling, M.
A1 - Thibadeau, S.
A1 - Tsurusaki, K.
A1 - Tyler, J.
A1 - Varlotta, A.
A1 - Vassiliev, V. V.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Ward, J. E.
A1 - Weekes, T. C.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Weisgarber, T.
A1 - Welsing, R.
A1 - Williams, D. A.
A1 - Zitzer, B.
T1 - Discovery of TeV Gamma-Ray emission toward supernova remnant SNR G78.2+2.1
JF - The astrophysical journal : an international review of spectroscopy and astronomical physics
N2 - We report the discovery of an unidentified, extended source of very-high-energy gamma-ray emission, VER J2019+407, within the radio shell of the supernova remnant SNR G78.2+2.1, using 21.4 hr of data taken by the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory in 2009. These data confirm the preliminary indications of gamma-ray emission previously seen in a two-year (2007-2009) blind survey of the Cygnus region by VERITAS. VER J2019+407, which is detected at a post-trials significance of 7.5 standard deviations in the 2009 data, is localized to the northwestern rim of the remnant in a region of enhanced radio and X-ray emission. It has an intrinsic extent of 0 degrees.23 +/- 0 degrees.03(stat-0 degrees.02sys)(+0 degrees.04) and its spectrum is well-characterized by a differential power law (dN/dE = N-0 x (E/TeV)-Gamma) with a photon index of Gamma = 2.37 +/- 0.14(stat) +/- 0.20(sys) and a flux normalization of N-0 = 1.5 +/- 0.2(stat) +/- 0.4(sys) x 10(-12) photon TeV-1 cm(-2) s(-1). This yields an integral flux of 5.2 +/- 0.8(stat) +/- 1.4(sys) x 10(-12) photon cm(-2) s(-1) above 320 GeV, corresponding to 3.7% of the Crab Nebula flux. We consider the relationship of the TeV gamma-ray emission with the GeV gamma-ray emission seen from SNR G78.2+2.1 as well as that seen from a nearby cocoon of freshly accelerated cosmic rays. Multiple scenarios are considered as possible origins for the TeV gamma-ray emission, including hadronic particle acceleration at the SNR shock.
KW - acceleration of particles
KW - cosmic rays
KW - gamma rays: general
KW - ISM: supernova remnants
Y1 - 2013
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/770/2/93
SN - 0004-637X (print)
VL - 770
IS - 2
PB - IOP Publ. Ltd.
CY - Bristol
ER -
TY - JOUR
A1 - Archambault, S.
A1 - Arlen, T.
A1 - Aune, T.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Bird, R.
A1 - Boettcher, M.
A1 - Bouvier, A.
A1 - Buckley, J. H.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Collins-Hughes, E.
A1 - Connolly, M. P.
A1 - Cui, W.
A1 - Dickherber, R.
A1 - Dumm, J.
A1 - Errando, M.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Federici, Simone
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Gall, D.
A1 - Garson, A. III.
A1 - Gillanders, G. H.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gusbar, C.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Hughes, G.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Kertzman, M.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krawczynski, H.
A1 - Lamerato, A.
A1 - Lang, M. J.
A1 - Li, K.
A1 - Madhavan, A. S.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - Majumdar, P.
A1 - McArthur, S.
A1 - McCann, A.
A1 - Millis, J.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Nieto, D.
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Orr, M.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Park, N.
A1 - Perkins, J. S.
A1 - Pohl, Martin
A1 - Popkow, A.
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Richards, G. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Roustazadeh, P.
A1 - Saxon, D. B.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Senturk, G. D.
A1 - Skole, C.
A1 - Staszak, D.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Tesic, G.
A1 - Theiling, M.
A1 - Varlotta, A.
A1 - Vassiliev, V. V.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Welsing, R.
A1 - Williams, D. A.
A1 - Zitzer, B.
T1 - Test of models of the cosmic infrared background with multiwavelength observations of the blazar 1ES 1218+30.4 IN 2009
JF - The astrophysical journal : an international review of spectroscopy and astronomical physics
N2 - We present the results of a multi-wavelength campaign targeting the blazar 1ES 1218+30.4 with observations with the 1.3 m McGraw-Hill optical telescope, the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, and the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS). The RXTE and VERITAS observations were spread over a 13 day period and revealed clear evidence for flux variability, and a strong X-ray and gamma-ray flare on 2009 February 26 (MJD 54888). The campaign delivered a well-sampled broadband energy spectrum with simultaneous RXTE and VERITAS very high energy (VHE, > 100 GeV) observations, as well as contemporaneous optical and Fermi observations. The 1ES 1218+30.4 broadband energy spectrum-the first with simultaneous X-ray and VHE gamma-ray energy spectra-is of particular interest as the source is located at a high cosmological redshift for a VHE source (z = 0.182), leading to strong absorption of VHE gamma rays by photons from the optical/infrared extragalactic background light (EBL) via gamma VHE +gamma EBL -> e(+) e(-)pair-creation processes. We model the data with a one-zone synchrotron self-Compton (SSC) emission model and with the extragalactic absorption predicted by several recent EBL models. We find that the observations are consistent with the SSC scenario and all the EBL models considered in this work. We discuss observational and theoretical avenues to improve on the EBL constraints.
KW - BL Lacertae objects: general
KW - BL Lacertae objects: individual (1ES1218+30.4)
KW - cosmic background radiation
KW - diffuse radiation
KW - galaxies: jets
KW - gamma rays: galaxies
Y1 - 2014
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/788/2/158
SN - 0004-637X (print)
SN - 1538-4357 (online)
VL - 788
IS - 2
PB - IOP Publ. Ltd.
CY - Bristol
ER -
TY - JOUR
A1 - Aliu, E.
A1 - Aune, T.
A1 - Behera, B.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Berger, K.
A1 - Bird, R.
A1 - Bouvier, A.
A1 - Buckley, J. H.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Cerruti, M.
A1 - Chen, Xuhui
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Connolly, M. P.
A1 - Cui, W.
A1 - Dumm, J.
A1 - Dwarkadas, V. V.
A1 - Errando, M.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Federici, Simone
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Fleischhack, H.
A1 - Fortin, P.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Gillanders, G. H.
A1 - Gotthelf, E. V.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Griffiths, S. T.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Hughes, G.
A1 - Humensky, T. B.
A1 - Johnson, C. A.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Kargaltsev, O.
A1 - Kertzman, M.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krennrich, F.
A1 - Lang, M. J.
A1 - Madhavan, A. S.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - McArthur, S.
A1 - McCann, A.
A1 - Millis, J.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Nieto, D.
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Pandel, D.
A1 - Park, N.
A1 - Pohl, Martin
A1 - Popkow, A.
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Rajotte, J.
A1 - Reyes, L. C.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Richards, G. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Roberts, M.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Shahinyan, K.
A1 - Smith, A. W.
A1 - Staszak, D.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Tucci, J. V.
A1 - Tyler, J.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Welsing, R.
A1 - Wilhelm, Alina
A1 - Williams, D. A.
A1 - Zitzer, B.
T1 - Spatially resolving the very high energy emission from MRGO J2019+37 wih veritas
JF - The astrophysical journal : an international review of spectroscopy and astronomical physics
N2 - We present very high energy (VHE) imaging of MGRO J2019+37 obtained with the VERITAS observatory. The bright extended (similar to 2 degrees) unidentified Milagro source is located toward the rich star formation region Cygnus-X. MGRO J2019+37 is resolved into two VERITAS sources. The faint, point-like source VER J2016+371 overlaps CTB 87, a filled-center remnant (SNR) with no evidence of a supernova remnant shell at the present time. Its spectrum is well fit in the 0.65-10 TeV energy range by a power-law model with photon index 2.3 +/- 0.4. VER J2019+378 is a bright extended (similar to 1 degrees) source that likely accounts for the bulk of the Milagro emission and is notably coincident with PSR J2021+3651 and the star formation region Sh 2-104. Its spectrum in the range 1-30 TeV is well fit with a power-law model of photon index 1.75 +/- 0.3, among the hardest values measured in the VHE band, comparable to that observed near Vela-X. We explore the unusual spectrum and morphology in the radio and X-ray bands to constrain possible emission mechanisms for this source.
KW - gamma rays : stars
KW - pulsars : individual (PSR J2021+3651)
KW - supernovae : individual (CTB 87)
Y1 - 2014
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/788/1/78
SN - 0004-637X (print)
SN - 1538-4357 (online)
VL - 788
IS - 1
PB - IOP Publ. Ltd.
CY - Bristol
ER -
TY - JOUR
A1 - Archer, A.
A1 - Barnacka, A.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Berger, K.
A1 - Bird, R.
A1 - Biteau, J.
A1 - Buckley, J. H.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Byrum, K.
A1 - Cardenzana, J. V.
A1 - Cerruti, M.
A1 - Chen, W.
A1 - Chen, Xiaoming
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Connolly, M. P.
A1 - Cui, W.
A1 - Dickinson, H. J.
A1 - Dumm, J.
A1 - Eisch, J. D.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Federici, Simone
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Fleischhack, H.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Griffiths, S. T.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hakansson, Nils
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Hughes, G.
A1 - Johnson, C. A.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Kar, P.
A1 - Kertzman, M.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krawczynski, H.
A1 - Kumar, S.
A1 - Lang, M. J.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - McArthur, S.
A1 - McCann, A.
A1 - Meagher, K.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Nieto, D.
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Park, N.
A1 - Perkins, J. S.
A1 - Pohl, Manuela
A1 - Popkow, A.
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Pueschel, E.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Rajotte, J.
A1 - Reyes, L. C.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Richards, G. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Shahinyan, K.
A1 - Smith, A. W.
A1 - Staszak, D.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Tucci, J. V.
A1 - Tyler, J.
A1 - Varlotta, A.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Welsing, R.
A1 - Wilhelm, A.
A1 - Williams, D. A.
A1 - Zajczyk, A.
A1 - Zitzer, B.
T1 - Very-high energy observations of the galactic center region by veritas IN 2010-2012
JF - The astrophysical journal : an international review of spectroscopy and astronomical physics
N2 - The Galactic center is an interesting region for high-energy (0.1-100 GeV) and very-high-energy (E > 100 GeV) gamma-ray observations. Potential sources of GeV/TeV gamma-ray emission have been suggested, e.g., the accretion of matter onto the supermassive black hole, cosmic rays from a nearby supernova remnant (e.g., Sgr A East), particle acceleration in a plerion, or the annihilation of dark matter particles. The Galactic center has been detected by EGRET and by Fermi/LAT in the MeV/GeV energy band. At TeV energies, the Galactic center was detected with moderate significance by the CANGAROO and Whipple 10 m telescopes and with high significance by H.E.S.S., MAGIC, and VERITAS. We present the results from three years of VERITAS observations conducted at large zenith angles resulting in a detection of the Galactic center on the level of 18 standard deviations at energies above similar to 2.5 TeV. The energy spectrum is derived and is found to be compatible with hadronic, leptonic, and hybrid emission models discussed in the literature. Future, more detailed measurements of the high-energy cutoff and better constraints on the high-energy flux variability will help to refine and/or disentangle the individual models.
KW - astroparticle physics
KW - black hole physics
KW - Galaxy: center
KW - gamma rays: galaxies
KW - methods: data analysis
KW - radiation mechanisms: non-thermal
Y1 - 2014
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/790/2/149
SN - 0004-637X (print)
SN - 1538-4357 (online)
VL - 790
IS - 2
PB - IOP Publ. Ltd.
CY - Bristol
ER -
TY - JOUR
A1 - Aliu, E.
A1 - Archambault, S.
A1 - Arlen, T.
A1 - Aune, T.
A1 - Beilicke, M.
A1 - Benbow, W.
A1 - Bouvier, A.
A1 - Bradbury, S. M.
A1 - Buckley, J. H.
A1 - Bugaev, V.
A1 - Byrum, K.
A1 - Cannon, A.
A1 - Cesarini, A.
A1 - Christiansen, J. L.
A1 - Ciupik, L.
A1 - Collins-Hughes, E.
A1 - Connolly, M. P.
A1 - Cui, W.
A1 - Decerprit, G.
A1 - Dickherber, R.
A1 - Dumm, J.
A1 - Errando, M.
A1 - Falcone, A.
A1 - Feng, Q.
A1 - Ferrer, F.
A1 - Finley, J. P.
A1 - Finnegan, G.
A1 - Fortson, L.
A1 - Furniss, A.
A1 - Galante, N.
A1 - Gall, D.
A1 - Godambe, S.
A1 - Griffin, S.
A1 - Grube, J.
A1 - Gyuk, G.
A1 - Hanna, D.
A1 - Holder, J.
A1 - Huan, H.
A1 - Hughes, G.
A1 - Humensky, T. B.
A1 - Kaaret, P.
A1 - Karlsson, N.
A1 - Kertzman, M.
A1 - Khassen, Y.
A1 - Kieda, D.
A1 - Krawczynski, H.
A1 - Krennrich, F.
A1 - Lee, K.
A1 - Madhavan, A. S.
A1 - Maier, G.
A1 - Majumdar, P.
A1 - McArthur, S.
A1 - McCann, A.
A1 - Moriarty, P.
A1 - Mukherjee, R.
A1 - Ong, R. A.
A1 - Orr, M.
A1 - Otte, A. N.
A1 - Park, N.
A1 - Perkins, J. S.
A1 - Pohl, Martin
A1 - Prokoph, H.
A1 - Quinn, J.
A1 - Ragan, K.
A1 - Reyes, L. C.
A1 - Reynolds, P. T.
A1 - Roache, E.
A1 - Rose, H. J.
A1 - Ruppel, J.
A1 - Saxon, D. B.
A1 - Schroedter, M.
A1 - Sembroski, G. H.
A1 - Sentuerk, G. D.
A1 - Skole, C.
A1 - Smith, A. W.
A1 - Staszak, D.
A1 - Telezhinsky, Igor
A1 - Tesic, G.
A1 - Theiling, M.
A1 - Thibadeau, S.
A1 - Tsurusaki, K.
A1 - Varlotta, A.
A1 - Vassiliev, V. V.
A1 - Vincent, S.
A1 - Vivier, M.
A1 - Wagner, R. G.
A1 - Wakely, S. P.
A1 - Ward, J. E.
A1 - Weekes, T. C.
A1 - Weinstein, A.
A1 - Weisgarber, T.
A1 - Williams, D. A.
A1 - Zitzer, B.
T1 - VERITAS deep observations of the dwarf spheroidal galaxy Segue 1
JF - Physical review : D, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology
N2 - The VERITAS array of Cherenkov telescopes has carried out a deep observational program on the nearby dwarf spheroidal galaxy Segue 1. We report on the results of nearly 48 hours of good quality selected data, taken between January 2010 and May 2011. No significant gamma-ray emission is detected at the nominal position of Segue 1, and upper limits on the integrated flux are derived. According to recent studies, Segue 1 is the most dark matter-dominated dwarf spheroidal galaxy currently known. We derive stringent bounds on various annihilating and decaying dark matter particle models. The upper limits on the velocity-weighted annihilation cross-section are (95%) (CL) less than or similar to 10(-23) cm(3) s(-1), improving our limits from previous observations of dwarf spheroidal galaxies by at least a factor of 2 for dark matter particle masses m(chi) greater than or similar to 300 GeV. The lower limits on the decay lifetime are at the level of tau(95%) (CL) greater than or similar to 10(24) s. Finally, we address the interpretation of the cosmic ray lepton anomalies measured by ATIC and PAMELA in terms of dark matter annihilation, and show that the VERITAS observations of Segue 1 disfavor such a scenario.
Y1 - 2012
U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.062001
SN - 1550-7998 (print)
VL - 85
IS - 6
PB - American Physical Society
CY - College Park
ER -