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GCN Circular 29294

NuEm-210111A : No neutrino counterpart in ANTARES
2021-01-12T14:19:32Z (3 years ago)
Antoine Kouchner at ANTARES Collaboration <>
Alexis Coleiro (APC/Universite de Paris) and Damien Dornic (CPPM/CNRS) on behalf of the ANTARES Collaboration.

Using data from the ANTARES detector, we have performed a follow-up analysis of the recently reported AMON IC-HAWC coincidence alert NuEm-210111A (

No up-going muon neutrino candidate events were detected within 3 degrees from the coincidence coordinates over a time period [10h16 - 13h06 UTC] corresponding to 45% of the HAWC transit time mentioned in the AMON notice, during which the potential source remained visible in the up-going field of view of ANTARES. 

This leads to a preliminary 90% confidence level upper limit on the muon neutrino radiant fluence from a point source located at the coordinates of the coincidence as reported by AMON, of about 14^-2 over the energy range 5 TeV - 5 PeV (the range corresponding to 5-95% of the detectable flux) for an E^-2 power-law spectrum, and about 35^-2 (1 - 480 TeV) for an E^-2.5 spectrum. These indicative limits have been computed for the end of the HAWC transit time.

A search over an extended time window of +/-1 day has also yielded no detection (39% visibility). 

ANTARES is the largest undersea neutrino detector (Mediterranean Sea) and it is primarily sensitive to astrophysical neutrinos in the TeV-PeV energy range. At 10 TeV, the median angular resolution for muon neutrinos is about 0.5 degrees. In the range 1-100 TeV ANTARES has a competitive sensitivity to this position in the sky.
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