PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 358 - 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2019) - GRI - Gamma Ray Indirect
A survey of active galaxies with the HAWC gamma-ray observatory
A. Carramiñana Alonso*, D. Rosa González, S. Coutiño de Leon, A.L. Longinotti  on behalf of the HAWC Collaboration
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Pre-published on: August 20, 2019
Published on: July 02, 2021
Abstract
The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory has been accumulating a progressively deeper exposure of the TeV sky since its inauguration in March 2015. Located at geographical latitude $+19^\circ$N, HAWC has been able to perform a deep and unbiased survey of two thirds of the sky. We analyzed three years of HAWC data searching for long term persistent emission from a redshift limited ($z\leq 0.3$) sample of active galactic nuclei drawn from the {\it Fermi}-LAT 3FHL catalog. The HAWC dataset confirms the high significance detection of the two nearest BL Lac objects, \mbox{Mrk 421} and \mbox{Mrk 501}, and sets limits for the rest of the sample, down to integrated photon fluxes of order $N(>0.5~{\rm TeV})\lesssim 10^{-12}\,\rm cm^{-2}s^{-1}$. We present and discuss some of the results of this survey, focusing on individual objects of particular interest.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.358.0644
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