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GCN Circular 24865

Subject
IceCube-190619A: IceCube additional correlated neutrino search: upper limits
Date
2019-06-20T16:07:04Z (5 years ago)
From
Alex Pizzuto at ICECUBE/U of Wisconsin <pizzuto@wisc.edu>
The IceCube Collaboration (http://icecube.wisc.edu/) reports:

IceCube has performed a search for additional track-like muon neutrino events arriving
from the direction of IceCube-190619A (https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn3/24854.gcn3) in a time
range of 2 days centered on the alert event time (2019-06-18 13:14:18.04 UTC to 2019-06-20 13:14:18.04 UTC) during which IceCube was collecting good quality data. Excluding the
event that prompted the alert, two additional track-like events are found in spatial coincidence
with the 90% PSF containment of IceCube-190619A. We find that these data are well described
by atmospheric background expectations, with a p-value of 1.0. Accordingly, these data would
represent a time-integrated muon-neutrino flux upper limit assuming an E^-2 spectrum (E^2
dN/dE) at the 90% CL of 4.4 x 10^-5 TeV cm^-2 for this observation period. 90% of events
IceCube would detect from a source at this declination with an E^-2 spectrum are between
approximately 1 TeV and 2 PeV.

A subsequent search was performed to include the previous month of data (2019-05-19 13:14:18.04 UTC to 2019-06-20 13:14:18.04 UTC). In this case, we report a p-value of 1.0,
consistent with no significant excess of track events, and a corresponding time-integrated
muon-neutrino flux upper limit assuming an E^-2 spectrum (E^2 dN/dE) at the 90% CL of
1.2 x 10^-4 TeV cm^-2.

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a cubic-kilometer neutrino detector operating at the geographic South Pole, Antarctica. The IceCube realtime alert point of contact can be reached at roc@icecube.wisc.edu.
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