2020A&A...643L..14M


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2020A&A...643L..14M - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 643, L14-14 (2020/11-1)

Detection of the Geminga pulsar with MAGIC hints at a power-law tail emission beyond 15 GeV.

MAGIC COLLABORATION, ACCIARI V.A., ANSOLDI S., ANTONELLI L.A., ARBET ENGELS A., ASANO K., BAACK D., BABIC A., BAQUERO A., BARRES DE ALMEIDA U., BARRIO J.A., BECERRA GONZALEZ J., BEDNAREK W., BELLIZZI L., BERNARDINI E., BERNARDOS M., BERTI A., BESENRIEDER J., BHATTACHARYYA W., BIGONGIARI C., BILAND A., BLANCH O., BONNOLI G., BOSNJAK Z., BUSETTO G., CAROSI R., CERIBELLA G., CERRUTI M., CHAI Y., CHILINGARIAN A., CIKOTA S., COLAK S.M., COLOMBO E., CONTRERAS J.L., CORTINA J., COVINO S., D'AMICO G., D'ELIA V., DA VELA P., DAZZI F., DE ANGELIS A., DE LOTTO B., DELFINO M., DELGADO J., DELGADO MENDEZ C., DEPAOLI D., DI GIROLAMO T., DI PIERRO F., DI VENERE L., DO SOUTO ESPINEIRA E., DOMINIS PRESTER D., DONINI A., DORNER D., DORO M., ELSAESSER D., FALLAH RAMAZANI V., FATTORINI A., FERRARA G., FOFFANO L., FONSECA M.V., FONT L., FRUCK C., FUKAMI S., GARCIA LOPEZ R.J., GARCZARCZYK M., GASPARYAN S., GAUG M., GIGLIETTO N., GIORDANO F., GLIWNY P., GODINOVIC N., GREEN J.G., GREEN D., HADASCH D., HAHN A., HECKMANN L., HERRERA J., HOANG J., HRUPEC D., HUTTEN M., INADA T., INOUE S., ISHIO K., IWAMURA Y., JORMANAINEN J., JOUVIN L., KAJIWARA Y., KARJALAINEN M., KERSZBERG D., KOBAYASHI Y., KUBO H., KUSHIDA J., LAMASTRA A., LELAS D., LEONE F., LINDFORS E., LOMBARDI S., LONGO F., LOPEZ-COTO R., LOPEZ-MOYA M., LOPEZ-ORAMAS A., LOPORCHIO S., MACHADO DE OLIVEIRA FRAGA B., MAGGIO C., MAJUMDAR P., MAKARIEV M., MALLAMACI M., MANEVA G., MANGANARO M., MANNHEIM K., MARASCHI L., MARIOTTI M., MARTINEZ M., MAZIN D., MENDER S., MICANOVIC S., MICELI D., MIENER T., MINEV M., MIRANDA J.M., MIRZOYAN R., MOLINA E., MORALEJO A., MORCUENDE D., MORENO V., MORETTI E., MUNAR-ADROVER P., NEUSTROEV V., NIGRO C., NILSSON K., NINCI D., NISHIJIMA K., NODA K., NOZAKI S., OHTANI Y., OKA T., OTERO-SANTOS J., PALATIELLO M., PANEQUE D., PAOLETTI R., PAREDES J.M., PAVLETIC L., PENIL P., PERENNES C., PERSIC M., PRADA MORONI P.G., PRANDINI E., PRIYADARSHI C., PULJAK I., RHODE W., RIBO M., RICO J., RIGHI C., RUGLIANCICH A., SAHA L., SAHAKYAN N., SAITO T., SAKURAI S., SATALECKA K., SATURNI F.G., SCHLEICHER B., SCHMIDT K., SCHWEIZER T., SITAREK J., SNIDARIC I., SOBCZYNSKA D., SPOLON A., STAMERRA A., STROM D., STRZYS M., SUDA Y., SURIC T., TAKAHASHI M., TAVECCHIO F., TEMNIKOV P., TERZIC T., TESHIMA M., TORRES-ALBA N., TOSTI L., TRUZZI S., TUTONE A., VAN SCHERPENBERG J., VANZO G., VAZQUEZ ACOSTA M., VENTURA S., VERGUILOV V., VIGORITO C.F., VITALE V., VOVK I., WILL M., ZARIC D., HIROTANI K. and SAZ PARKINSON P.M.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report the detection of pulsed gamma-ray emission from the Geminga pulsar (PSR J0633+1746) between 15 GeV and 75 GeV. This is the first time a middle-aged pulsar has been detected up to these energies. Observations were carried out with the MAGIC telescopes between 2017 and 2019 using the low-energy threshold Sum-Trigger-II system. After quality selection cuts, ∼80 h of observational data were used for this analysis. To compare with the emission at lower energies below the sensitivity range of MAGIC, 11 years of Fermi-LAT data above 100 MeV were also analysed. From the two pulses per rotation seen by Fermi-LAT, only the second one, P2, is detected in the MAGIC energy range, with a significance of 6.3σ. The spectrum measured by MAGIC is well-represented by a simple power law of spectral index Γ=5.62±0.54, which smoothly extends the Fermi-LAT spectrum. A joint fit to MAGIC and Fermi-LAT data rules out the existence of a sub-exponential cut-off in the combined energy range at the 3.6σ significance level. The power-law tail emission detected by MAGIC is interpreted as the transition from curvature radiation to Inverse Compton Scattering of particles accelerated in the northern outer gap.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO 2020

Journal keyword(s): gamma rays: stars - pulsars: general - pulsars: individual: PSR J0633+1746 - pulsars: individual: Geminga

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
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Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
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1 V* CM Tau Psr 05 34 31.9474694616 +22 00 52.153698024           ~ 5106 0
2 NAME Geminga Psr 06 33 54.153 +17 46 12.91           ~ 1173 0
3 NAME Vela Pulsar Psr 08 35 20.65525 -45 10 35.1545     15.10     ~ 2240 1

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