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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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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.
0004-637X
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