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Konopelko, A,Atkins, RW,Blaylock, G,Buckley, JH,Butt, Y,Carter-Lewis, DA,Celik, O,Cogan, P,Chow, YCK,Cui, W,Dowdall, C,Ergin, T,Falcone, AD,Fegan, DJ,Fegan, SJ,Finley, JP,Fortin, P,Gillanders, GH,Gutierrez, KJ,Hall, J,Hanna, D,Horan, D,Hughes, SB,Humensky, TB,Imran, A,Jung, I,Kaaret, P,Kenny, GE,Kertzman, M,Kieda, DB,Kildea, J,Knapp, J,Kosack, K,Krawczynski, H,Krennrich, F,Lang, MJ,LeBohec, S,Moriarty, P,Mukherjee, R,Nagai, T,Ong, RA,Perkins, JS,Pohl, M,Ragan, K,Reynolds, PT,Rose, HJ,Sembroski, GH,Schrodter, M,Smith, AW,Steele, D,Syson, A,Swordy, SP,Toner, JA,Valcarcel, L,Vassiliev, VV,Wagner, RG,Wakely, SP,Weekes, TC,White, RJ,Williams, DA,Zitzer, B
2007
April
Astrophysical Journal
Observations of the unidentified TeV gamma-ray source TeV J2032+4130 with the Whipple Observatory 10 m telescope
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gamma rays : observations radiation mechanisms : nonthermal ATMOSPHERIC CHERENKOV TELESCOPE STELLAR WINDS CRAB-NEBULA CYGNUS OB2 MILKY-WAY FOLLOW-UP ENERGIES EMISSION SEARCH SYSTEM
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We report on observations of the sky region around the unidentified TeV gamma-ray source (TeV J2032+ 4130) carried out with the Whipple Observatory 10 m atmospheric Cerenkov telescope for a total of 65.5 hr between 2003 and 2005. The standard two-dimensional analysis developed by the Whipple collaboration for a stand-alone telescope reveals an excess in the field of view at a pretrial significance level of 6.1 sigma. The measured position of this excess is alpha = 20(h)32(m)27(s), delta = 41 degrees 39'17" (J2000.0). The estimated integral flux for this gamma-ray source is about 8% of the Crab Nebula flux. The data are consistent with a pointlike source. Here we present a detailed description of the standard two-dimensional analysis technique used for the analysis of data taken with the Whipple Observatory 10 m telescope and the results for the TeV J2032+ 4130 campaign. We include a short discussion of the physical mechanisms that may be responsible for the observed gamma-ray emission, based on possible association with known astrophysical objects, in particular, Cygnus OB2.
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