TeV Observations of Markarian 501 with the Milagrito Water Cerenkov Detector
The Milagrito water Cerenkov detector near Los Alamos, New Mexico, was operated as a sky monitor at energies of a few TeV between 1997 February and 1998 May, including the period of the strong, long-lasting 1997 flare of Markarian 501. Milagrito served as a test run for the full Milagro detector. An event excess with a significance of 3.7 from Markarian 501 was observed, in agreement with expectations.
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Atkins, R; Benbow, W; Berley, D; Chen, M L.; Coyne, D G.; Dingus, B L.; Dorfan, D E.; Ellsworth, R W.; Espinoza, C; Evans, D; Falcone, A; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gisler, G; Goodman, J A.; Haines, T J.; Hoffman, C M.; Hugenberger, S; Kelley, L A.; Leonor, I; McConnell, Mark L.; McCullough, J F.; McEnery, J E.; Miller, R S.; Mincer, A I.; Morales, M F.; Murray, M M.; Nemethy, P; Ryan, James M.; Schneider, M; Shen, B; Shoup, A; Smith, A J.; Sullivan, G W.; Thompson, T N.; Tumer, O T.; Wang, K; Wascko, M O.; Westerhoff, S; Williams, D A.; Yang, T; and Yodh, G B., "TeV Observations of Markarian 501 with the Milagrito Water Cerenkov Detector" (1999). The Astrophysical Journal. 55.
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