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Title: TeV Gamma-Ray Observations of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with HESS
Authors: Abdalla, H.
Abramowski, A.
Aharonian, F.
Benkhali, F. A.
Anguner, E. O.
Arakawa, M.
Arrieta, M.
Aubert, P.
Backes, M.
Balzer, A.
Barnard, M.
Khelifi, B.
King, J.
Klepser, S.
Klochkov, D.
Kluzniak, W.
Komin, N.
Kosack, K.
Krakau, S.
Kraus, M.
Kruer, P. P.
Becherini, Y.
Laffon, H.
Lamanna, G.
Lau, J.
Lees, J.-P.
Lefaucheur, J.
Lemiere, A.
Lemoine-Goumard, M.
Lenain, J.-P.
Leser, E.
Lohse, T.
Tjus, J. B.
Lorentz, M.
Liu, R.
Lopez-Coto, R.
Lypova, I.
Malyshev, D.
Marandon, V.
Marcowith, A.
Mariaud, C.
Marx, R.
Maurin, G.
Berge, D.
Maxted, N.
Mayer, M.
Meintjes, P. J.
Meyer, M.
Mitchell, A. M. W.
Moderski, R.
Mohamed, M.
Mohrmann, L.
Mora, K.
Moulin, E.
Bernhard, S.
Murach, T.
Nakashima, S.
de Naurois, M.
Ndiyavala, H.
Niederwanger, F.
Niemiec, J.
Oakes, L.
O'Brien, P.
Odaka, H.
Ohm, S.
Bernloehr, K.
Ostrowski, M.
Oya, I.
Padovani, M.
Panter, M.
Parsons, R. D.
Pekeur, N. W.
Pelletier, G.
Perennes, C.
Petrucci, P.-O.
Peyaud, B.
Blackwell, R.
Piel, Q.
Pita, S.
Poireau, V.
Poon, H.
Prokhorov, D.
Prokoph, H.
Puehlhofer, G.
Punch, M.
Quirrenbach, A.
Raab, S.
Bottcher, M.
Rauth, R.
Reimer, A.
Reimer, O.
Renaud, M.
de los Reyes, R.
Rieger, F.
Rinchiuso, L.
Romoli, C.
Rowell, G.
Rudak, B.
Boisson, C.
Rulten, C. B.
Sahakian, V.
Saito, S.
Sanchez, D. A.
Santangelo, A.
Sasaki, M.
Schlickeiser, R.
Schussler, F.
Schulz, A.
Schwanke, U.
Bolmont, J.
Schwemmer, S.
Seglar-Arroyo, M.
Settimo, M.
Seyffert, A. S.
Shafi, N.
Shilon, I.
Shiningayamwe, K.
Simoni, R.
Sol, H.
Spanier, F.
Bonnefoy, S.
Spir-Jacob, M.
Stawarz, L.
Steenkamp, R.
Stegmann, C.
Steppa, C.
Sushch, I.
Takahashi, T.
Tavernet, J.-P.
Tavernier, T.
Taylor, A. M.
Bordas, P.
Terrier, R.
Tibaldo, L.
Tiziani, D.
Tluczykont, M.
Trichard, C.
Tsirou, M.
Tsuji, N.
Tuffs, R.
Uchiyama, Y.
van der Walt, D. J.
Bregeon, J.
van Eldik, C.
van Rensburg, C.
van Soelen, B.
Vasileiadis, G.
Veh, J.
Venter, C.
Viana, A.
Vincent, P.
Vink, J.
Voisin, F.
Brun, F.
Voelk, H. J.
Vuillaume, T.
Wadiasingh, Z.
Wagner, S. J.
Wagner, P.
Wagner, R. M.
White, R.
Wierzcholska, A.
Willmann, P.
Woernlein, A.
Brun, P.
Wouters, D.
Yang, R.
Zaborov, D.
Zacharias, M.
Zanin, R.
Zdziarski, A. A.
Zech, A.
Zefi, F.
Ziegler, A.
Zorn, J.
Bryan, M.
Zywucka, N.
Buechele, M.
Bulik, T.
Capasso, M.
Caroff, S.
Carosi, A.
Casanova, S.
Cerruti, M.
Chakraborty, N.
Chaves, R. C. G.
Chen, A.
Chevalier, J.
Colafrancesco, S.
Condon, B.
Conrad, J.
Davids, I. D.
Decock, J.
Deil, C.
Devin, J.
deWilt, P.
Dirson, L.
Djannati-Atai, A.
Donath, A.
Drury, L. O.
Dutson, K.
Dyks, J.
Edwards, T.
Egberts, K.
Emery, G.
Ernenwein, J.-P.
Eschbach, S.
Farnier, C.
Fegan, S.
Fernandes, M. V.
Fiasson, A.
Fontaine, G.
Funk, S.
Fuessling, M.
Gabici, S.
Gallant, Y. A.
Garrigoux, T.
Gate, F.
Giavitto, G.
Giebels, B.
Glawion, D.
Glicenstein, J. F.
Gottschall, D.
Grondin, M.-H.
Hahn, J.
Haupt, M.
Hawkes, J.
Heinzelmann, G.
Henri, G.
Hermann, G.
Hinton, J. A.
Hofmann, W.
Hoischen, C.
Holch, T. L.
Holler, M.
Horns, D.
Ivascenko, A.
Iwasaki, H.
Jacholkowska, A.
Jamrozy, M.
Jankowsky, D.
Jankowsky, F.
Jingo, M.
Jouvin, L.
Jung-Richardt, I.
Kastendieck, M. A.
Katarzynski, K.
Katsuragawa, M.
Katz, U.
Kerszberg, D.
Khangulyan, D.
First Published: 22-Nov-2017
Publisher: American Astronomical Society, IOP Publishing
Citation: Astrophysical Journal Letters , 2017, 850 (2)
Abstract: We search for high-energy gamma-ray emission from the binary neutron star merger GW170817 with the H.E.S.S. Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes. The observations presented here have been obtained starting only 5.3 hr after GW170817. The H.E.S.S. target selection identified regions of high probability to find a counterpart of the gravitational-wave event. The first of these regions contained the counterpart SSS17a that has been identified in the optical range several hours after our observations. We can therefore present the first data obtained by a groundbased pointing instrument on this object. A subsequent monitoring campaign with the H.E.S.S. telescopes extended over several days, covering timescales from 0.22 to 5.2 days and energy ranges between 270 GeV to 8.55 TeV. No significant gamma-ray emission has been found. The derived upper limits on the very-high-energy gamma-ray flux for the first time constrain non-thermal, high-energy emission following the merger of a confirmed binary neutron star system.
DOI Link: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa97d2
ISSN: 2041-8205
eISSN: 2041-8213
Links: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aa97d2/meta
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/40807
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, American Astronomical Society, IOP Publishing. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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