Search for TeV γ-ray emission from AE Aqr coincident with high optical and X-ray states with the MAGIC telescopes

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    Abstract

    We report on observations of the nova-like cataclysmic variable AE Aqr performed by MAGIC. The observations were part of a quasi-simultaneous multi-wavelength campaign carried out between 2012 May and June covering the optical, UV, X-ray and gamma-ray ranges. MAGIC conducted the campaign and observed the source during 12 hours. The other instruments involved were KVA, Skinakas, and Vidojevica in the optic and Swift in the X-ray. We also used optical data from the AAVSO. The goals were to: monitor the variability of the source at different wavelengths, perform gamma-ray studies coincident with the highest states of the source at the other wavelengths, and confirm or rule out previous claims of detection of very-high-energy emission from this object. We report on a search for steady TeV emission during the whole observation, for variable TeV emission coincident with the highest optical and X-ray states and periodic TeV emission at the 33.08 s rotation period (30.23 mHz rotation frequency) of the white dwarf and its first harmonic (60.46 mHz rotation frequency). These are the first observations under good weather conditions performed by the present generation of IACTs for this object.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
    PublisherSociedade Brasileira de Fisica
    Volume2013-October
    ISBN (Electronic)9788589064293
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
    Event33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Duration: Jul 2 2013Jul 9 2013

    Other

    Other33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
    CountryBrazil
    CityRio de Janeiro
    Period7/2/137/9/13

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    Keywords

    • AE Aqr
    • Cataclysmic variable stars
    • Gamma-rays

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    ON BEHALF OF THE MAGIC COLLABORATION (2013). Search for TeV γ-ray emission from AE Aqr coincident with high optical and X-ray states with the MAGIC telescopes. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 (Vol. 2013-October). Sociedade Brasileira de Fisica.

    Search for TeV γ-ray emission from AE Aqr coincident with high optical and X-ray states with the MAGIC telescopes. / ON BEHALF OF THE MAGIC COLLABORATION.

    Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013. Vol. 2013-October Sociedade Brasileira de Fisica, 2013.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    ON BEHALF OF THE MAGIC COLLABORATION 2013, Search for TeV γ-ray emission from AE Aqr coincident with high optical and X-ray states with the MAGIC telescopes. in Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013. vol. 2013-October, Sociedade Brasileira de Fisica, 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 7/2/13.
    ON BEHALF OF THE MAGIC COLLABORATION. Search for TeV γ-ray emission from AE Aqr coincident with high optical and X-ray states with the MAGIC telescopes. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013. Vol. 2013-October. Sociedade Brasileira de Fisica. 2013
    ON BEHALF OF THE MAGIC COLLABORATION. / Search for TeV γ-ray emission from AE Aqr coincident with high optical and X-ray states with the MAGIC telescopes. Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013. Vol. 2013-October Sociedade Brasileira de Fisica, 2013.
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