The MAGIC collaboration has studied the high-frequency-peaked BL Lac object 1ES 1218 + 30.4, at a redshift z = 0.182, using the MAGIC imaging air Cerenkov telescope located on the Canary Island of La Palma. A gamma-ray signal was observed with 6.4 sigma significance. The differential energy spectrum for an energy threshold of 120 GeV can be fitted by a simple power law, yielding F-E = (8.1 +/- 2.1) x 10(-7)[E/(250 GeV)](-3.0 +/- 0.4) TeV-1 F (E) m(-2) s(-1). During the 6 days of observation in 2005 January, no time variability on timescales of days was found within the statistical errors. The observed integral flux above 350 GeV is nearly a factor of 2 below the upper limit reported by the Whipple collaboration in 2003.

Discovery of Very High Energy Gamma Rays from 1ES 1218+30.4

BASTIERI, DENIS;DAZZI, FRANCESCO;DORO, MICHELE;MARIOTTI, MOSE';PASCOLI, DONATELLA;PERUZZO, LUIGI;PRANDINI, ELISA;SAGGION, ANTONIO;SARTORI, PAOLO;SCALZOTTO, VILLI MARIO;
2006

Abstract

The MAGIC collaboration has studied the high-frequency-peaked BL Lac object 1ES 1218 + 30.4, at a redshift z = 0.182, using the MAGIC imaging air Cerenkov telescope located on the Canary Island of La Palma. A gamma-ray signal was observed with 6.4 sigma significance. The differential energy spectrum for an energy threshold of 120 GeV can be fitted by a simple power law, yielding F-E = (8.1 +/- 2.1) x 10(-7)[E/(250 GeV)](-3.0 +/- 0.4) TeV-1 F (E) m(-2) s(-1). During the 6 days of observation in 2005 January, no time variability on timescales of days was found within the statistical errors. The observed integral flux above 350 GeV is nearly a factor of 2 below the upper limit reported by the Whipple collaboration in 2003.
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