Early warning for VHE gamma-ray flares with the ARGO-YBJ detector

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Detecting and monitoring emissions from flaring gamma-ray sources in the very-high-energy (VHE, >100 GeV) band is a very important topic in gamma-ray astronomy. The ARGO-YBJ detector is characterized by a high duty cycle and a wide field of view. Therefore, it is particularly capable of detecting flares from extragalactic objects. Based on fast reconstruction and analysis, real-time monitoring of 33 selected VHE extragalactic sources is implemented. Flares exceeding a specific threshold are reported timely, hence enabling the follow-up observation of these objects using more sensitive detectors, such as Cherenkov telescopes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-433
Number of pages6
JournalNUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
Volume659
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Early warning for VHE gamma-ray flares with the ARGO-YBJ detector'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this