VERITAS Upper Limit on the VHE Emission from the Radio Galaxy NGC 1275
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VERITAS Collaboration: V. A. Acciari, E. Aliu, T. Arlen, T. Aune, M. Bautista,...(2009)VERITAS Upper Limit on the VHE Emission from the Radio Galaxy NGC 1275
The recent detection by the Fermi gamma-ray space telescope of high-energy gamma-rays from the radio galaxy NGC 1275 makes the observation of the very high energy (VHE: E > 100 GeV) part of its broadband spectrum particularly interesting, especially for the understanding of active galactic nuclei (AGN) with misaligned multi-structured jets. The radio galaxy NGC 1275 was recently observed by VERITAS at energies above 100 GeV for about 8 hours. No VHE gamma-ray emission was detected by VERITAS from NGC 1275. A 99% confidence level upper limit of 2.1% of the Crab Nebula flux level is obtained at the decorrelation energy of approximately 340 GeV, corresponding to 19% of the power-law extrapolation of the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) result.