The Astrophysical Radiation with Ground-based Observatory at Yang Ba Jing (ARGO-YBJ) detector is an extensive air shower array that has been used to monitor the northern gamma-ray sky at energies above 0.3 TeV from 2007 November to 2013 January. In this paper, we present the results of a sky survey in the declination band from -10 degrees to 70 degrees, using data recorded over the past five years. With an integrated sensitivity ranging from 0.24 to similar to 1 Crab units depending on the declination, six sources have been detected with a statistical significance greater than five standard deviations. Several excesses are also reported as potential gamma-ray emitters. The features of each source are presented and discussed. Additionally, 95% confidence level upper limits of the flux from the investigated sky region are shown. Specific upper limits for 663 GeV gamma-ray active galactic nuclei inside the ARGO-YBJ field of view are reported. The effect of the absorption of gamma-rays due to the interaction with extragalactic background light is estimated.

TeV GAMMA-RAY SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN SKY USING THE ARGO-YBJ DETECTOR / Iuppa, Roberto; ARGO YBJ, Collaboration. - In: THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 0004-637X. - 779:1(2013), pp. 2701-2710. [10.1088/0004-637X/779/1/27]

TeV GAMMA-RAY SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN SKY USING THE ARGO-YBJ DETECTOR

Iuppa, Roberto;
2013

Abstract

The Astrophysical Radiation with Ground-based Observatory at Yang Ba Jing (ARGO-YBJ) detector is an extensive air shower array that has been used to monitor the northern gamma-ray sky at energies above 0.3 TeV from 2007 November to 2013 January. In this paper, we present the results of a sky survey in the declination band from -10 degrees to 70 degrees, using data recorded over the past five years. With an integrated sensitivity ranging from 0.24 to similar to 1 Crab units depending on the declination, six sources have been detected with a statistical significance greater than five standard deviations. Several excesses are also reported as potential gamma-ray emitters. The features of each source are presented and discussed. Additionally, 95% confidence level upper limits of the flux from the investigated sky region are shown. Specific upper limits for 663 GeV gamma-ray active galactic nuclei inside the ARGO-YBJ field of view are reported. The effect of the absorption of gamma-rays due to the interaction with extragalactic background light is estimated.
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Iuppa, Roberto; ARGO YBJ, Collaboration
TeV GAMMA-RAY SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN SKY USING THE ARGO-YBJ DETECTOR / Iuppa, Roberto; ARGO YBJ, Collaboration. - In: THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 0004-637X. - 779:1(2013), pp. 2701-2710. [10.1088/0004-637X/779/1/27]
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