Volume 390, Number 1, July IV 2002
|Page(s)||39 - 46|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||05 July 2002|
Search for point sources of gamma radiation above 15 TeV with the HEGRA AIROBICC array*
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Postfach 103980, 69029 Heidelberg, Germany
2 Yerevan Physics Institute, Alikhanian Br. 2, 375036 Yerevan, Armenia
3 Universidad Complutense, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
4 Universität Kiel, Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Leibnizstraße 15-19, 24118 Kiel, Germany
5 Universität Wuppertal, Fachbereich Physik, Gaußstr. 20, 42097 Wuppertal, Germany
6 Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Föhringer Ring 6, 80805 München, Germany
7 Universität Hamburg. Institut für Experimentalphysik, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
8 On leave from Altai State University, Dimitrov Street 66, 656099 Barnaul, Russia
Corresponding author: A. Moralejo, email@example.com
Accepted: 30 April 2002
A search for potential point sources of very high energy gamma rays has been carried out on the data taken simultaneously by the HEGRA AIROBICC and Scintillator arrays from August 1994 to March 2000. The list of sought sources includes supernova remnants, pulsars, AGNs and binary systems. The energy threshold is around 15 TeV. For the Crab Nebula, a modest excess of 2.5 standard deviations above the cosmic ray background has been observed. Flux upper limits (at c.l.) of around 1.3 times the flux of the Crab Nebula are obtained, in average, for the candidate sources. A different search procedure has been used for an all-sky search which yields absolute flux upper limits between 4 and 9 crabs depending on declination, in the band from to .
Key words: gamma rays: observations
© ESO, 2002
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