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Title: Discovery of high-energy gamma-ray emission from the binary system PSR B1259–63/LS 2883 around periastron with Fermi

Abstract

Here, we report on the discovery of ≥ 100 MeV rays from the binary system PSR B12596–3/LS 2883 using the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on board Fermi. The system comprises a radio pulsar in orbit around a Be star. We report on LAT observations from near apastron to ~60 days after the time of periastron, tp, on 2010 December 15. No γ-ray emission was detected from this source when it was far from periastron.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1357226
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 736; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8205
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; binaries: eclipsing; gamma rays: stars; pulsars: individual: PSR B1259–63; X-rays: binaries

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Abdo, A. A., Ackermann, M., Ajello, M., Allafort, A., Ballet, J., Barbiellini, G., Bastieri, D., Bechtol, K., Bellazzini, R., Berenji, B., Blandford, R. D., Bonamente, E., Borgland, A. W., Bregeon, J., Brigida, M., Bruel, P., Buehler, R., Buson, S., Caliandro, G. A., Cameron, R. A., Camilo, F., Caraveo, P. A., Cecchi, C., Charles, E., Chaty, S., Chekhtman, A., Chernyakova, M., Cheung, C. C., Chiang, J., Ciprini, S., Claus, R., Cohen-Tanugi, J., Cominsky, L. R., Corbel, S., Cutini, S., D'Ammando, F., de Angelis, A., den Hartog, P. R., de Palma, F., Dermer, C. D., Digel, S. W., do Couto e Silva, E., Dormody, M., Drell, P. S., Drlica-Wagner, A., Dubois, R., Dubus, G., Dumora, D., Enoto, T., Espinoza, C. M., Favuzzi, C., Fegan, S. J., Ferrara, E. C., Focke, W. B., Fortin, P., Fukazawa, Y., Funk, S., Fusco, P., Gargano, F., Gasparrini, D., Gehrels, N., Germani, S., Giglietto, N., Giommi, P., Giordano, F., Giroletti, M., Glanzman, T., Godfrey, G., Grenier, I. A., Grondin, M. -H., Grove, J. E., Grundstrom, E., Guiriec, S., Gwon, C., Hadasch, D., Harding, A. K., Hayashida, M., Hays, E., Jóhannesson, G., Johnson, A. S., Johnson, T. J., Johnston, S., Kamae, T., Katagiri, H., Kataoka, J., Keith, M., Kerr, M., Knödlseder, J., Kramer, M., Kuss, M., Lande, J., Lee, S. -H., Lemoine-Goumard, M., Longo, F., Loparco, F., Lovellette, M. N., Lubrano, P., Manchester, R. N., Marelli, M., Mazziotta, M. N., Michelson, P. F., Mitthumsiri, W., Mizuno, T., Moiseev, A. A., Monte, C., Monzani, M. E., Morselli, A., Moskalenko, I. V., Murgia, S., Nakamori, T., Naumann-Godo, M., Neronov, A., Nolan, P. L., Norris, J. P., Noutsos, A., Nuss, E., Ohsugi, T., Okumura, A., Omodei, N., Orlando, E., Paneque, D., Parent, D., Pesce-Rollins, M., Pierbattista, M., Piron, F., Porter, T. A., Possenti, A., Rainò, S., Rando, R., Ray, P. S., Razzano, M., Razzaque, S., Reimer, A., Reimer, O., Reposeur, T., Ritz, S., Sadrozinski, H. F. -W., Scargle, J. D., Sgrò, C., Shannon, R., Siskind, E. J., Smith, P. D., Spandre, G., Spinelli, P., Strickman, M. S., Suson, D. J., Takahashi, H., Tanaka, T., Thayer, J. G., Thayer, J. B., Thompson, D. J., Thorsett, S. E., Tibaldo, L., Tibolla, O., Torres, D. F., Tosti, G., Troja, E., Uchiyama, Y., Usher, T. L., Vandenbroucke, J., Vasileiou, V., Vianello, G., Vitale, V., Waite, A. P., Wang, P., Winer, B. L., Wolff, M. T., Wood, D. L., Wood, K. S., Yang, Z., Ziegler, M., and Zimmer, S. Discovery of high-energy gamma-ray emission from the binary system PSR B1259–63/LS 2883 around periastron with Fermi. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/736/1/L11.
Abdo, A. A., Ackermann, M., Ajello, M., Allafort, A., Ballet, J., Barbiellini, G., Bastieri, D., Bechtol, K., Bellazzini, R., Berenji, B., Blandford, R. D., Bonamente, E., Borgland, A. W., Bregeon, J., Brigida, M., Bruel, P., Buehler, R., Buson, S., Caliandro, G. A., Cameron, R. A., Camilo, F., Caraveo, P. A., Cecchi, C., Charles, E., Chaty, S., Chekhtman, A., Chernyakova, M., Cheung, C. C., Chiang, J., Ciprini, S., Claus, R., Cohen-Tanugi, J., Cominsky, L. R., Corbel, S., Cutini, S., D'Ammando, F., de Angelis, A., den Hartog, P. R., de Palma, F., Dermer, C. D., Digel, S. W., do Couto e Silva, E., Dormody, M., Drell, P. S., Drlica-Wagner, A., Dubois, R., Dubus, G., Dumora, D., Enoto, T., Espinoza, C. M., Favuzzi, C., Fegan, S. J., Ferrara, E. C., Focke, W. B., Fortin, P., Fukazawa, Y., Funk, S., Fusco, P., Gargano, F., Gasparrini, D., Gehrels, N., Germani, S., Giglietto, N., Giommi, P., Giordano, F., Giroletti, M., Glanzman, T., Godfrey, G., Grenier, I. A., Grondin, M. -H., Grove, J. E., Grundstrom, E., Guiriec, S., Gwon, C., Hadasch, D., Harding, A. K., Hayashida, M., Hays, E., Jóhannesson, G., Johnson, A. S., Johnson, T. J., Johnston, S., Kamae, T., Katagiri, H., Kataoka, J., Keith, M., Kerr, M., Knödlseder, J., Kramer, M., Kuss, M., Lande, J., Lee, S. -H., Lemoine-Goumard, M., Longo, F., Loparco, F., Lovellette, M. N., Lubrano, P., Manchester, R. N., Marelli, M., Mazziotta, M. N., Michelson, P. F., Mitthumsiri, W., Mizuno, T., Moiseev, A. A., Monte, C., Monzani, M. E., Morselli, A., Moskalenko, I. V., Murgia, S., Nakamori, T., Naumann-Godo, M., Neronov, A., Nolan, P. L., Norris, J. P., Noutsos, A., Nuss, E., Ohsugi, T., Okumura, A., Omodei, N., Orlando, E., Paneque, D., Parent, D., Pesce-Rollins, M., Pierbattista, M., Piron, F., Porter, T. A., Possenti, A., Rainò, S., Rando, R., Ray, P. S., Razzano, M., Razzaque, S., Reimer, A., Reimer, O., Reposeur, T., Ritz, S., Sadrozinski, H. F. -W., Scargle, J. D., Sgrò, C., Shannon, R., Siskind, E. J., Smith, P. D., Spandre, G., Spinelli, P., Strickman, M. S., Suson, D. J., Takahashi, H., Tanaka, T., Thayer, J. G., Thayer, J. B., Thompson, D. J., Thorsett, S. E., Tibaldo, L., Tibolla, O., Torres, D. F., Tosti, G., Troja, E., Uchiyama, Y., Usher, T. L., Vandenbroucke, J., Vasileiou, V., Vianello, G., Vitale, V., Waite, A. P., Wang, P., Winer, B. L., Wolff, M. T., Wood, D. L., Wood, K. S., Yang, Z., Ziegler, M., & Zimmer, S. Discovery of high-energy gamma-ray emission from the binary system PSR B1259–63/LS 2883 around periastron with Fermi. United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/736/1/L11.
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title = {Discovery of high-energy gamma-ray emission from the binary system PSR B1259–63/LS 2883 around periastron with Fermi},
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abstractNote = {Here, we report on the discovery of ≥ 100 MeV rays from the binary system PSR B12596–3/LS 2883 using the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on board Fermi. The system comprises a radio pulsar in orbit around a Be star. We report on LAT observations from near apastron to ~60 days after the time of periastron, tp, on 2010 December 15. No γ-ray emission was detected from this source when it was far from periastron.},
doi = {10.1088/2041-8205/736/1/L11},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal Letters},
number = 1,
volume = 736,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {6}
}

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