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VERITAS Observations of a Very High Energy Gamma-ray Flare from the Blazar 3C 66A

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dc.contributor.author Lang, Mark en
dc.contributor.author Gillanders, Gary en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-10T16:51:29Z en
dc.date.available 2011-03-10T16:51:29Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation VERITAS Collaboration: V. A. Acciari, E. Aliu, T. Arlen, M. Beilicke, W. Benbo...(2009)VERITAS Observations of a Very High Energy Gamma-ray Flare from the Blazar 3C 66A, Astrophys.J.693:L104-L108,2009 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1715 en
dc.description.abstract The intermediate-frequency peaked BL Lacertae (IBL) object 3C 66A is detected during 2007 - 2008 in VHE (very high energy: E > 100 GeV) gamma-rays with the VERITAS stereoscopic array of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. An excess of 1791 events is detected, corresponding to a significance of 21.2 standard deviations (sigma), in these observations (32.8 hours live time). The observed integral flux above 200 GeV is 6% of the Crab Nebula's flux and shows evidence for variability on the time-scale of days. The measured energy spectrum is characterized by a soft power law with photon index Gamma = 4.1 +- 0.4_stat +- 0.6_sys. The radio galaxy 3C 66B is excluded as a possible source of the VHE emission. en
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dc.subject Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena en
dc.subject Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics en
dc.title VERITAS Observations of a Very High Energy Gamma-ray Flare from the Blazar 3C 66A en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://arxiv.org/pdf/0901.4527 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en
dc.local.authors VERITAS Collaboration: V. A. Acciari, E. Aliu, T. Arlen, M. Beilicke, W. Benbow, M. Bottcher, S. M. Bradbury, J. H. Buckley, V. Bugaev, Y. Butt, K. Byrum, A. Cannon, O. Celik, A. Cesarini, Y. C. Chow, L. Ciupik, P. Cogan, W. Cui, M. K. Daniel, R. Dickherber, T. Ergin, A. Falcone, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, P. Fortin, L. Fortson, A. Furniss, D. Gall, K. Gibbs, G. H. Gillanders, S. Godambe, J. Grube, R. Guenette, G. Gyuk, D. Hanna, E. Hays, J. Holder, D. Horan, C. M. Hui, T. B. Humensky, A. Imran, P. Kaaret, N. Karlsson, M. Kertzman, D. Kieda, J. Kildea, A. Konopelko, H. Krawczynski, F. Krennrich, M. J. Lang, S. LeBohec, G. Maier, A. McCann, M. McCutcheon, J. Millis, P. Moriarty, R. Mukherjee, T. Nagai, R. A. Ong, A. N. Otte, D. Pandel, J. S. Perkins, D. Petry, F. Pizlo, M. Pohl, J. Quinn, K. Ragan, L. C. Reyes, P. T. Reynolds, E. Roache, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, G. H. Sembroski, A. W. Smith, D. Steele, S. P. Swordy, M. Theiling, J. A. Toner, A. Varlotta, V. V. Vassiliev, R. G. Wagner, S. P. Wakely, J. E. Ward, T. C. Weekes, A. Weinstein, D. A. Williams, S. Wissel, M. Wood, B. Zitzer en
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