PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 395 - 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021) - GAI - Gamma Ray Indirect
Monitoring the radio galaxy M87 with HAWC
Presented by T. Capistrán*, D.O. Avila Rojas, M.M. González, N.I. Fraija and R. Alfaro  on behalf of A.U. Abeysekara, A. Albert, C. Alvarez, J.d.D. Álvarez Romero, J.R. Angeles Camacho, J.C. Arteaga Velazquez, A.B. Kollamparambil, H.A. Ayala Solares, R. Babu, V. Baghmanyan, A.S. Barber, J. Becerra Gonzalez, E. Belmont-Moreno, S. BenZvi, D. Berley, C. Brisbois, K.S. Caballero Mora, A. Carramiñana, S. Casanova, O. Chaparro-Amaro, U. Cotti, J. Cotzomi, S. Coutiño de León, E. de la Fuente, C.L. de León, L. Diaz, R. Diaz Hernandez, J.C. Díaz Vélez, B. Dingus, M. Durocher, M. DuVernois, R. Ellsworth, K. Engel, M.C. Espinoza Hernández, J. Fan, K. Fang, M. Fernandez Alonso, B. Fick, H. Fleischhack, J.L. Flores, D. Garcia Aguilar, J.A. Garcia-Gonzalez, J.L. García-Luna, G. García-Torales, F. Garfias, G. Giacinti, H. Goksu, J.A. Goodman, J.P. Harding, S. Hernández Cadena, I. Herzog, J. Hinton, B. Hona, D. Huang, F. Hueyotl-Zahuantitla, M. Hui, B. Humensky, P. Hüntemeyer, A. Iriarte, A. Jardin-Blicq, H. Jhee, V. Joshi, D. Kieda, G.J. Kunde, S. Kunwar, A. Lara, J. Lee, W.H. Lee, D. Lennarz, H. Leon Vargas, J. Linnemann, A.L. Longinotti, R. Lopez-Coto, G. Luis-Raya, J. Lundeen, K. Malone, V. Marandon, O.M. Martinez, I. Martinez Castellanos, H. Martínez Huerta, J. Martínez-Castro, J. Matthews, J. McEnery, P. Miranda-Romagnoli, J.A. Morales Soto, E. Moreno Barbosa, M. Mostafa, A. Nayerhoda, L. Nellen, M. Newbold, M.U. Nisa, R. Noriega-Papaqui, L. Olivera-Nieto, N. Omodei, A. Peisker, Y. Pérez Araujo, E.G. Pérez Pérez, C.D. Rho, C. Rivière, D. Rosa-Gonzalez, E. Ruiz-Velasco, J. Ryan, H.I. Salazar, F. Salesa Greus, A. Sandoval, M. Schneider, H. Schoorlemmer, J. Serna-Franco, G. Sinnis, A.J. Smith, W.R. Springer, P. Surajbali, I. Taboada, M. Tanner, K. Tollefson, I. Torres, R. Torres Escobedo, R.M. Turner, F.J. Urena Mena, L. Villaseñor, X. Wang, I.J. Watson, T. Weisgarber, F. Werner, E.J. Willox, J. Wood, G. Yodh, A. Zepeda and H. Zhouet al. (click to show)
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Pre-published on: July 22, 2021
Published on: March 18, 2022
Studies of radio galaxies at TeV energies are fascinating because their jets are misaligned concerning our sightline. Thus, it provides us with a unique opportunity to study the structure of their jets, the radiative processes, and the acceleration mechanisms involved in them. In addition, some radio galaxies have presented variability in their emission, like the giant radio galaxy M87, which has reported several activity periods. Due to its duty cycle > 95% and instantaneous field of view of 2 sr, HAWC provides daily monitoring of variable sources visible from the Northern Hemisphere. In this work, we show the results of monitoring M87 between January 2015 and December 2018. HAWC’s observations are consistent with the low activity state reported by other instruments (like H.E.S.S and MAGIC). However, after September 2017 (∼MJD 58000), the HAWC measurements of M87 show hints of higher activity.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.395.0839
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