Skip to main content
Testing. You are viewing the public testing version of GCN. For the production version, go to https://gcn.nasa.gov.
New Announcement Feature, Code of Conduct, Circular Revisions. See news and announcements

GCN Circular 26668

Subject
IceCube-200107A: No significant detection in HAWC
Date
2020-01-08T15:41:21Z (4 years ago)
From
Hugo Ayala at Pennsylvania State University <hgayala@psu.edu>
Hugo Ayala (PSU) reports on behalf of the HAWC

collaboration (http://www.hawc-observatory.org/collaboration):

On 2020/01/07 09:42:18.36 UTC, the IceCube collaboration reported a

track-like very-high-energy event  that has a high probability of

being an astrophysical neutrino, IceCube-200107A. Location is at

RA: 148.18 (+2.20/-1.83  90% PSF containment) J2000

Dec: 35.46 (+1.10/-1.22 deg 90% PSF containment) J2000

https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn3/26655.gcn3

(GCN circular 26655).

We performed two types of analyses for the follow-up. The first is for

a steady source in archival data and the second is a search for a

transient source. We assume a power-law spectrum with an index of -2.3

for both analyses.

Search for a steady source in archival data:

The archival data spans from November 2014 to May 2018. We searched

inside the reported IceCube error region from the circular.

The highest significance, 3.37 sigma (2.10 post-trials),

is at RA 147.79 deg, Dec 34.68 deg (+-1.71 deg 68% containment) J2000.

We set a time-integrated 95% CL  upper limit on gamma rays at the

maximum position of:

E^2 dN/dE = 3.01439e-13 (E/TeV)^-0.3 TeV cm^-2 s^-1

Search for a transient source.

Since the IceCube event fall inside the HAWC field of view,

we report on the result for the current transit of the IceCube

position.

Data acquisition started on Data Start: 2020/01/07 06:02:39 UTC and ended

2020/01/07 12:24:01 UTC.

The most significant location, with 2.16 sigma (-0.62 post-trials),

is at RA 149.55 deg, Dec 34.68 deg (+-1.8 deg 68% containment) J2000.

We set a time-integrated 95% CL upper limit at the position of

maximum significance of:

E^2 dN/dE = 4.10782e-12 (E/1TeV)^-0.3 TeV cm^-2 s^-1

HAWC is a very-high-energy gamma-ray observatory operating in Central

Mexico at latitude 19 deg. north. Operating day and night with over

95% duty cycle, HAWC has an instantaneous field of view of 2 sr and

surveys 2/3 of the sky every day. It is sensitive to gamma rays from

300 GeV to 100 TeV.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit USA.gov