2003A&A...410..813A


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2003A&A...410..813A - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 410, 813-821 (2003/11-2)

TeV γ-ray light curve and energy spectrum of Mkn 421 during its 2001 flare as measured with HEGRA CT1.

AHARONIAN F., AKHPERJANIAN A., BEILICKE M., BERNLOEHR K., BOERST H.G., BOJAHR H., BOLZ O., COARASA J.A., CONTRERAS J.L., CORTINA J., DENNINGHOFF S., FONSECA V., GIRMA M., GOEBEL F., GOETTING N., HEINZELMANN G., HERMANN G., HEUSLER A., HOFMANN W., HORNS D., JUNG I., KANKANYAN R., KESTEL M., KETTLER J., KOHNLE A., KONOPELKO A., KRANICH D., KRAWCZYNSKI H., LAMPEITL H., LOPEZ M., LORENZ E., LUCARELLI F., MANG O., MEYER H., MIRZOYAN R., MORALEJO A., ONA-WILHELMI E., PANEQUE D., PANTER M., PLYASHESHNIKOV A., PUEHLHOFER G., DE LOS REYES R., RHODE W., RIPKEN J., ROWELL G., SAHAKIAN V., SAMORSKI M., SCHILLING M., SCHWEIZER T., SEVILLA I., SIEMS M., SOBCZYNSKA D., STAMM W., TLUCZYKONT M., TONELLO N., VITALE V., VOELK H.J., WAGNER R.M., WIEDNER C.A. and WITTEK W.

Abstract (from CDS):

In the first months of 2001 the AGN Mkn 421 showed highly variable, strong TeV activity at flux levels frequently exceeding 1Crab. Here we present the light curve and energy spectrum of Mkn 421 as measured with the HEGRA stand alone telescope CT1. Around 30% of the data were taken under moonlight conditions. The spectrum shows a significant exponential energy cutoff at around 3.4TeV. The results from the dark night- and the moon data are in excellent agreement with each other. A significant spectral shape variation depending on the flux level has been found. The TeV light curve is also found to be highly correlated with the X-ray light curve of the RXTE/ASM satellite, showing no significant time lag larger than 0.2d. The derived correlation coefficient of 0.83 corresponds to a 5.2σ significance.

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Journal keyword(s): gamma rays: observations - BL Lacertae objects: individual: Mkn 421

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/410/813): table4.dat>

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Number of rows : 2

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 Mrk 421 BLL 11 04 27.3139210166 +38 12 31.798324828   13.50 12.90 8.31   ~ 2427 1
2 4C 39.49 BLL 16 53 52.21668494 +39 45 36.6089458 14.09 14.15 13.29 8.26   ~ 1954 2

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