Search for 100 TeV gamma-rays from SN 1987 A

C. Castagnoli, C. Morello, G. Navarra, L. Periale, P. Vallania, J. A. Chinellato, M. De Castro Souza, A. Turtelli, P. Miranda, A. Velarde

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We present the results of a search for very high energy γ-rays (E γ≈100 TeV) from SN 1987A between August 1987 and May 1988. No counting rate excess from the source is observed. The larger enhancement is seen in January 1988, but is statistically not significant (1.4 s.d.). The derived upper limits to the γ-ray and proton luminosities of the SN are L γ≤1.9·1040 erg/s and L p≤1.2·1042 erg/s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-352
Number of pages8
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1990
Externally publishedYes


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