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.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics