MAGIC observations of Dragonfly Nebula at TeV Energies using the Very Large Zenith Angle Technique
July 22, 2019
One of the brightest regions of diffuse gamma-ray emission in the northern sky is the Cygnus star-forming region, where one can assume the most energetic processes are taking place. The Dragonfly Nebula (MGRO J2019+37) is one of the brightest sources in the Cygnus region. First discovered by MILAGRO, it was later resolved into two sources by VERITAS: the faint point-like source VER J2016+371 and the bright extended source VER J2019+368. The latter accounts for the bulk of the MGRO J2019+37 emission, with the spectrum among the hardest in the TeV range.
We report the results of a dedicated MAGIC observational campaign of VER J2019+368. The data obtained with the Very Large Zenith Angle observational technique provides an effective collection area of about one square kilometer. We used $\sim$45 hours of data collected under Very Large Zenith Angles for exploring the flux of the source at TeV energies.
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